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'Freak of nature' Sonny Bill Williams 'best athlete I've coached,' says ex-All Blacks boss Hansen
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'Freak of nature' Sonny Bill Williams 'best athlete I've coached,' says ex-All Blacks boss Hansen

Sep 4th 2020, 8:58 AM 10,429 Views 0 Comments

The cross-code superstar returns to Australian rugby league this weekend.

Cross-code superstar Sonny Bill Williams confirms return to NRL's Roosters
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Cross-code superstar Sonny Bill Williams confirms return to NRL's Roosters

Jul 29th 2020, 7:45 AM 5,757 Views 0 Comments

The two-time World Cup-winning former All Black is returning to Sydney.

All Blacks scotch Sonny Bill injury rumours
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All Blacks scotch Sonny Bill injury rumours

Sep 15th 2019, 11:06 AM 10,344 Views 2 Comments

Social media in New Zealand has been abuzz with reports that the centre was heading home.

Sonny Bill Williams tweets forceful response to insist he's not under pressure
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Sonny Bill Williams tweets forceful response to insist he's not under pressure

Aug 1st 2019, 8:39 AM 10,384 Views 7 Comments

He’s not rattled at all.

Sonny Bill Williams ends speculation over NRL return, and targets 2019 World Cup
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Sonny Bill Williams ends speculation over NRL return, and targets 2019 World Cup

Aug 24th 2018, 10:20 AM 8,405 Views 8 Comments

‘I can’t believe these kinds of rumours still float around.’

Hansen defends under-fire Sonny Bill Williams after calls to drop the centre
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Hansen defends under-fire Sonny Bill Williams after calls to drop the centre

Oct 17th 2017, 8:25 AM 8,821 Views 1 Comment

Simple – ‘He is playing well.’

All Blacks cleared of misconduct over Sonny Bill Williams head knock
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All Blacks cleared of misconduct over Sonny Bill Williams head knock

Aug 24th 2017, 10:46 AM 3,739 Views 2 Comments

New Zealand were not guilty of a “deliberate failure” to deal with Sonny Bill Williams’ blows to the head, according to SANZAAR.

All Blacks cleared of misconduct over Sonny Bill Williams head knock
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All Blacks cleared of misconduct over Sonny Bill Williams head knock

Aug 24th 2017, 9:52 AM 6,965 Views 2 Comments

New Zealand were not guilty of a “deliberate failure” to deal with Sonny Bill Williams’ blows to the head, according to SANZAAR.

Sonny Bill cleared to face Australia as NZ win appeal claiming 'game of 3 halves' should count in ban
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Sonny Bill cleared to face Australia as NZ win appeal claiming 'game of 3 halves' should count in ban

Aug 3rd 2017, 3:03 PM 9,311 Views 24 Comments

40 minutes against Counties Manukau and 40 minutes against Taranaki now counts as the fourth match in SBW’s suspension.

'I don’t think he intentionally led with his shoulder': Apology accepted and Watson moving on from hard SBW hit
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# Bury The Hatchet

'I don’t think he intentionally led with his shoulder': Apology accepted and Watson moving on from hard SBW hit

Jul 7th 2017, 10:29 AM 6,531 Views 6 Comments

Hard, but not the hardest hit the 23-year-old has suffered.

Sonny Bill Williams to face judicial hearing over shoulder charge tomorrow
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# The Bold Step

Sonny Bill Williams to face judicial hearing over shoulder charge tomorrow

Jul 1st 2017, 1:51 PM 12,959 Views 8 Comments

The All Blacks centre saw red in the second Test earlier.

'The tackle of a man who still hasn't got the violent stupidity of rugby league out of his system'
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# Nz Reaction

'The tackle of a man who still hasn't got the violent stupidity of rugby league out of his system'

Jul 1st 2017, 12:25 PM 29,937 Views 31 Comments

The Kiwi media have the knives out for SBW and rugby league after their first red card since 1967.

'He’s a monster' - Sonny Bill Williams shows his All Black class against Lions
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'He’s a monster' - Sonny Bill Williams shows his All Black class against Lions

Jun 7th 2017, 10:00 PM 12,426 Views 12 Comments

The Blues centre was in superb form against the tourists at Eden Park.

Fasting for Ramadan, Sonny Bill Williams hungry to bring down the Lions
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Fasting for Ramadan, Sonny Bill Williams hungry to bring down the Lions

Jun 6th 2017, 6:30 AM 11,684 Views 3 Comments

The Blues centre has recovered from a knee issue to start at inside centre tomorrow.

Blues name eight All Blacks in team to face the Lions in Auckland
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Blues name eight All Blacks in team to face the Lions in Auckland

Jun 5th 2017, 3:54 AM 13,900 Views 6 Comments

Sonny Bill Williams has been pencilled into the XV for Wednesday’s game.

Sonny Bill permitted to wear Blues jersey without two sponsors, no change if he wears an All Black shirt
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Sonny Bill permitted to wear Blues jersey without two sponsors, no change if he wears an All Black shirt

Apr 12th 2017, 11:27 AM 10,203 Views 13 Comments

New Zealand Rugby will allow changes to accommodate SBW’s conscientious objection.

Sonny Bill set for first 15s appearance since 2015 World Cup final
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Sonny Bill set for first 15s appearance since 2015 World Cup final

Apr 6th 2017, 10:26 AM 6,633 Views 2 Comments

He hasn’t played since tearing his Achilles tendon on sevens duty during the Rio Olympics.

Inside Mount Albert Grammar, the national champions and SBW's old school
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# Facing History

Inside Mount Albert Grammar, the national champions and SBW's old school

Oct 22nd 2016, 10:00 PM 20,788 Views 2 Comments

We visited the Auckland school to hear about their focus on culture and tactical knowledge.

We'll Leave It There So: McGregor camp deny injury, Sexton and Payne picked and today's sport
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We'll Leave It There So: McGregor camp deny injury, Sexton and Payne picked and today's sport

Sep 22nd 2016, 8:21 PM 17,330 Views 0 Comments

Elsewhere, Carl Frampton nears massive rematch deal, Ireland launch new rugby jersey and Brive fly-half gets 14-week ban for eye gouging.

Sonny Bill Williams to miss All Blacks' Tests against Ireland
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Sonny Bill Williams to miss All Blacks' Tests against Ireland

Aug 10th 2016, 4:07 PM 7,469 Views 13 Comments

The code-hopping star has been ruled out for six to nine months.

Rio will be a family affair for Sonny Bill Williams as New Zealand announce sevens squads
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Rio will be a family affair for Sonny Bill Williams as New Zealand announce sevens squads

Jul 3rd 2016, 4:06 PM 10,216 Views 6 Comments

Liam Messam is the big name missing.

World Cup winner Sonny Bill Williams switches to rugby sevens ahead of Olympics
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World Cup winner Sonny Bill Williams switches to rugby sevens ahead of Olympics

Jan 25th 2016, 10:37 AM 8,318 Views 12 Comments

The All Black has been named in the squad for the upcoming World Series event.

Only Ma'a Nonu could get away with wearing this vest... and THOSE SHORTS
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Only Ma'a Nonu could get away with wearing this vest... and THOSE SHORTS

Nov 2nd 2015, 1:34 PM 19,950 Views 8 Comments

He never goes out of style.

'One gesture of generosity deserves another' - SBW presented with RWC winners' medal
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# Classy Gesture

'One gesture of generosity deserves another' - SBW presented with RWC winners' medal

Nov 1st 2015, 8:43 PM 19,707 Views 23 Comments

The All Black had given his original to a young fan shortly after yesterday’s final.

Now there's video footage of that brilliant moment between Sonny Bill and the young fan
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Now there's video footage of that brilliant moment between Sonny Bill and the young fan

Oct 31st 2015, 10:32 PM 32,951 Views 37 Comments

Williams gave away World Cup medal to young fan who was tackled by security.

Sonny Bill Williams in New Zealand 7s squad for Rio Olympics season
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Sonny Bill Williams in New Zealand 7s squad for Rio Olympics season

Aug 19th 2015, 9:51 AM 6,453 Views 7 Comments

Liam Messam, Akira Ioane and Ardie Savea are also among an enviable squad.

Analysis: Sonny Bill Williams serves reminder of offloading X-factor
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Analysis: Sonny Bill Williams serves reminder of offloading X-factor

Jul 21st 2015, 6:35 PM 10,032 Views 4 Comments

The 29-year-old centre was in impressive form against Argentina last weekend.

Smith smashed by SBW, but Hurricane skill helps them underline title credentials
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Smith smashed by SBW, but Hurricane skill helps them underline title credentials

Jun 13th 2015, 10:56 AM 6,053 Views 0 Comments

An out-of-this-world offload helped the ‘Canes bounce back from a 13 – 0 deficit.

SBW at the Sportsground and Connacht's other European knock-outs
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SBW at the Sportsground and Connacht's other European knock-outs

Apr 1st 2015, 1:31 PM 8,786 Views 4 Comments

We take a trip down memory lane to recall the westerners’ past efforts in the Challenge Cup.

Sonny Bill Williams and Quade Cooper get approval to fight again
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Sonny Bill Williams and Quade Cooper get approval to fight again

Dec 19th 2014, 4:02 PM 6,698 Views 5 Comments

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen gave his blessing for SBW to fight, while Cooper got sign-off from the ARU.

Offload king Sonny Bill Williams made his union comeback this morning
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Offload king Sonny Bill Williams made his union comeback this morning

Oct 8th 2014, 3:10 PM 7,164 Views 3 Comments

The 29-year-old replaced Connacht-bound Bundee Aki in the second half of Counties Manukau’s ITM Cup clash.

Sonny Bill Williams teams up with Tana Umaga as he plots World Cup comeback
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Sonny Bill Williams teams up with Tana Umaga as he plots World Cup comeback

Jun 15th 2014, 10:37 PM 9,966 Views 12 Comments

The dual star will play with Counties Manukau and is expected to join up with the Chiefs next year.

Sonny Bill Williams facing month-long ban after shoulder charge
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Sonny Bill Williams facing month-long ban after shoulder charge

Mar 8th 2014, 6:30 AM 5,952 Views 6 Comments

The former All Blacks centre will be banned for three games if he pleads guilty.

'Rude' SBW stripped of boxing titles
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'Rude' SBW stripped of boxing titles

Dec 17th 2013, 10:01 AM 7,615 Views 3 Comments

First Vitali, now this. What is boxing coming to?

'Sit on the fence, brother': SBW talks union v league, benching 160(ish) and being the best
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# Codebreaker

'Sit on the fence, brother': SBW talks union v league, benching 160(ish) and being the best

Dec 2nd 2013, 5:21 PM 6,960 Views 3 Comments

The former All Black speaks about the difficulties in adapting to a change of sport.

Sonny Bill Williams won't make rugby union comeback next year
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Sonny Bill Williams won't make rugby union comeback next year

Oct 11th 2013, 9:49 AM 2,299 Views 2 Comments

Williams had been tipped to rejoin the All Blacks ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Here he goes again: Sonny Bill Williams to fight 'White Buffalo' in November
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Here he goes again: Sonny Bill Williams to fight 'White Buffalo' in November

Aug 18th 2012, 12:58 PM 1,831 Views 0 Comments

This is the most upright photo we could find of Francois Botha.