Sonny Bill gets four-week ban

Sonny Bill Williams has been suspended for four weeks for his dangerous shoulder charge on Lions wing Anthony Watson.

The centre was red-carded in the 25th minute of the second Test in Wellington, which the Lions went on to win 24-21.

'Just finished my hearing, ended up getting four weeks,' said Williams. 'Obviously really disappointed, but happy with being able to get in there and say my piece.'

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Williams' suspension has resulted in Highlanders centre Malakai Fekitoa being called up to the All Blacks squad.

In some good news for the All Blacks, wing Waisake Naholo has passed his head injury assessment after taking a forearm from Sean O'Brien.

Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Getty Images

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