Canterbury piste off over Sonny Bill skiing
Former NRL star Williams joined Canterbury after signing with the New Zealand Rugby Union earlier this year but has yet to play a match in New Zealand’s National Provincial Championship because of knee and hamstring injuries.
A Canterbury Rugby Union spokesman confirms Williams had not been given clearance to go on a skiing trip on the day of Canterbury’s fourth-round NPC match against Tasman.
The spokesman says Williams has been “reminded of his responsibilities.”
Williams quit league in 2008 to play rugby for Toulon, then rejected a huge offer from the club to try and play for the All Blacks.