WATCH: Aaron Smith speaks for first time after toilet cheating scandal

All Black Aaron Smith has given an emotional statement to media in South Africa after being stood down over an incident in a public toilet.

"I've made a huge mistake, a huge error in judgement," he said.

Smith was caught entering a disabled toilet cubicle with a woman at Christchurch Airport on September 18, and witnesses heard the pair making loud noises for up to 10 minutes.

"I'd like to say a huge sorry to my partner Teagan, her family, my family," said Smith, near tears.

"I'm also sorry to my team-mates, NZRU, and the New Zealand fans - my behaviour is unacceptable, and if you could respect me and my partner in this situation - I'm just trying to get home to deal with this."

Source: Newshub.