Sonny Bill Williams

sonny-bill-williamsSonny Bill Williams, born on 3rd August 1985 in Auckland, New Zealand, made his name as a rugby league player, playing for the Canterbury Bulldogs in the Australian NRL competition. In 2008 Sonny Bill Williams made a controversial mid-season departure from the Bulldogs to play rugby union for Toulon club in France.

He made his professional boxing debut against Gary Gurr, who he stopped in the 2nd round to claim victory.

Last updated: 9 March, 2012

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All Blacks get creative with Sonny Bill ban to bring star back for Bledisloe opener

All Blacks get creative with Sonny Bill ban to bring star back for Bledisloe opener

by , 20 Jul 2017

Missing a couple of pre-season matches will allow Sonny Bill Williams to return from suspension to face the Wallabies in the Bledisloe Cup series opener in Sydney.

Lions player defends SBW after tackle

Lions player defends SBW after tackle

by , 7 Jul 2017

British and Irish Lions player Anthony Watson says he does not think Sonny Bill Williams is a malicious player and confirmed the New Zealand star has apologised to him following last weekend’s shoulder charge incident.

Lions level series in thriller

Lions level series in thriller

by , 4 Jul 2017

The British and Irish Lions have levelled the 2017 series, after beating New Zealand in a thriller, 24-21, in the Westpac Stadium, Wellington.

Would the Lions have won if Sean O’Brien had been sent off?

Would the Lions have won if Sean O’Brien had been sent off?

by , 3 Jul 2017 Popular article! Video

Asked about the All Blacks 24–21 defeat at Wellington by a terrific British and Irish Lions defensive and attacking (occasionally) performance, Sam Cane made a staunch reply about next weekend’s decider at Eden Park: “Game on, mate!”

SBW cops four-week ban for shoulder charge

SBW cops four-week ban for shoulder charge

by , 2 Jul 2017 Video

Sonny Bill Williams admits he “let my brothers down” with his sending off in the All Blacks’ 24-21 loss in the second Test against the British and Irish Lions.

Oh, what exquisite drama

Oh, what exquisite drama

by , 2 Jul 2017 Popular article!

I sent a text to my Auckland-based Eden Park season-ticket-holding brother on the Saturday afternoon prior to that epic All Blacks vs Lions second Test saying.

‘Sonny Boo’ and the Blues give fans a night to savour

‘Sonny Boo’ and the Blues give fans a night to savour

by , 9 Jun 2017

There were ominous signs. It was steadily raining and we were trudging to the Lions versus Blues match at Eden Park, a stadium often referred to as a concrete jungle.

Rejuvenated Sonny Bill itching to return

Rejuvenated Sonny Bill itching to return

by , 6 Apr 2017

Stronger, faster and smarter – cross-code star Sonny Bill Williams sounded an ominous warning ahead of his Super Rugby comeback for the Blues against the Highlanders on Saturday.

Two surprising ambassadors who grew League in Latin America

Two surprising ambassadors who grew League in Latin America

by , 18 Mar 2017

Like the first human to jump aboard the back of a wild horse, Bulldogs winger Marcelo Montoya set a daring, historic example last night that’s sure to inspire others to follow suit.

Top eight crossover athletes

Top eight crossover athletes

by , 11 Nov 2016

A recent comment by one of my fellow Roarers encouraged me to take a closer look at some of our crossover athletes. While Jarryd Hayne is still fresh in the memory banks, I decided to delve a bit deeper to shine a light on every athlete who has made a big switch.


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