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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.

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I could return to NRL, says Sonny Bill

by , 14 Aug 2014

Sonny Bill Williams hasn’t ruled out a third spell in the NRL after he completes his two-year contract with New Zealand rugby at the end of 2016. The Sydney Roosters’ back-rower will return to the 15-man code with Super Rugby side the Chiefs at the end of this season and is certain to be part […]

SBW eyes All Blacks return

by , 9 Aug 2014

Dual international Sonny Bill Williams already has his eyes set on the All Blacks’ defence of their Rugby World Cup title next year as his days in rugby league near an end. The Sydney Roosters back-rower is sidelined with a thumb injury for the next fortnight and has only a handful of games left in […]

SBW ruled out for four weeks

by , 27 Jul 2014

The Sydney Roosters’ premiership defence received a hammer blow on Saturday with confirmation Sonny Bill Williams will miss up to a month of NRL action with a fractured thumb. Already reeling from an embarrassing 16-12 loss to Newcastle on Friday night, the fallout continued with the superstar back-rower’s injury. Williams is set to be back […]

Burgess the game’s best forward – thanks to SBW

Burgess the game’s best forward – thanks to SBW

by , 18 Jun 2014

Sam Burgess may be leaving at season’s end, but boy is he leaving with a bang. He is the form forward of the 2014 season and ‘Slammin Sammy’ is leaving the NRL at the peak of his powers. Currently tied with Jarryd Hayne on top of the Dally M leaderboard, it makes you wonder if […]

Sonny Bill Williams signs with NPC

Sonny Bill Williams signs with NPC

by , 16 Jun 2014

Sonny Bill Williams will reunite with former All Blacks captain Tana Umaga and play in the national provincial championship for Counties Manukau. The 29-year-old dual rugby international has penned a two-year deal with the Ranfurly Shield holders. Williams won the 2011 Rugby World Cup with the All Blacks and the Super Rugby title with the […]

SBW leads Roosters to win over Dogs

by , 24 May 2014

A Sonny Bill Williams masterclass has inspired the Sydney Roosters to a 32-12 NRL win over Canterbury at ANZ Stadium on Friday night. Williams scored two tries and laid on a superb offload for a Shaun Kenny-Dowall four-pointer with the round 11 game in the balance in the 64th minute to spearhead the premier’s sixth […]

Why is rugby league no longer attractive to players?

Why is rugby league no longer attractive to players?

by , 16 May 2014

I’m a lifelong NRL supporter. I live and breathe the game. But the continued drain of rugby league players to rugby union is becoming a serious issue. Players such as Sam Burgess, Benji Marshall, Sonny Bill Williams, Brad Thorn, Karmichael Hunt and Israel Folau were superstars of the NRL. Their contributions to their respective teams […]

Sonny Bill Williams – The greatest athlete who never became a league legend

Sonny Bill Williams – The greatest athlete who never became a league legend

by , 28 Apr 2014

When it comes to hype around rugby league players over the past 106 years, it’s hard to argue that Sonny Bill Williams’ career hasn’t created the most. The modern-day athlete and code-crossing superstar has gained more popularity in South Africa, New Zealand and Australia than any other athlete. His headline moments have produced a spectrum […]

SBW’s withdrawal shows Anzac Test is a dud

SBW’s withdrawal shows Anzac Test is a dud

by , 24 Apr 2014 Popular article!

Sonny Bill Williams decision to boycott the Anzac Test next Friday night is another blow to the credibility of the fixture. Williams has withdrawn from the game due to his continued anger at being implicated in a sleeping pill and energy drink scandal on last year’s World Cup tour of England. Kiwis selector Richie Barnett […]

SBW not considered for Kiwis: Kearney

by , 24 Apr 2014

New Zealand coach Stephen Kearney insists superstar Sonny Bill Williams was never being considered for the rugby league Test against Australia. A report on Wednesday claimed Williams planned to boycott the May 2 Test, still angry at being implicated in a sleeping pill and energy drink scandal on last year’s World Cup tour in England […]


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