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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The six most powerful NRL players of the past 18 years: Part 2

The six most powerful NRL players of the past 18 years: Part 2

by , 21 Sep 2017

Recently, Rohan Smith and I counted down three of the six most powerful rugby league players of the past 18 years.

A midfield war under a glass ceiling: Sonny Bill Williams versus Kurtley Beale in Dunedin

A midfield war under a glass ceiling: Sonny Bill Williams versus Kurtley Beale in Dunedin

by , 30 Aug 2017 Popular article!

It had been a dark, damp week. In the build-up to England’s contest against New Zealand back in December 2012, there had been a lot of self-questioning and doubt.

Sonny Bill Williams: Sinner or saint?

Sonny Bill Williams: Sinner or saint?

by , 15 Aug 2017 Video

Sonny Bill Williams is one of the most polarising athletes on the planet. Most people have an opinion about him and it’s usually either love him or hate him, there’s very little middle ground.

SBW back for Bledisloe opener after appeal

SBW back for Bledisloe opener after appeal

by , 4 Aug 2017

Sonny Bill Williams’ appeal against his suspension has been upheld by the independent disciplinary panel of World Rugby meaning he will feature in New Zealand’s Bledisloe Cup opener against Australia later this month.

SBW to miss first Bledisloe Cup match

SBW to miss first Bledisloe Cup match

by , 28 Jul 2017

All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams will miss the first Bledisloe Cup Test against Australia as part of his four-week ban, World Rugby has confirmed.

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.


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