Sonny Bill Williams

Last updated: 9 March, 2012

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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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.

SBW can recharge his body: Hansen

by , 15 Aug 2016

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says a season-ending injury for Sonny Bill Williams will at least give the multi-talented code hopper’s body a chance to recharge.

Sonny Bill Williams could miss nine months

Sonny Bill Williams could miss nine months

by , 10 Aug 2016

Sonny Bill Williams will miss the All Blacks’ entire Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup series after being ruled out for up to nine months with an Achilles injury.

SBW injured as New Zealand lose to Japan

SBW injured as New Zealand lose to Japan

by , 10 Aug 2016 Video

New Zealand recovered from a shock loss to Japan and a serious injury to Sonny Bill Williams in an intriguing day of rugby sevens at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Sonny Bill Williams in All Blacks squad, Damien McKenzie omitted

Sonny Bill Williams in All Blacks squad, Damien McKenzie omitted

by , 1 Aug 2016

Sonny Bill Williams is back while brilliant youngster Damien McKenzie has been omitted from the All Blacks squad for the 2016 Rugby Championship.

Williams siblings off to Olympic sevens

by , 3 Jul 2016

Sonny Bill Williams and sister Niall have completed a family double by being named in the respective New Zealand rugby sevens teams for the Rio Olympics.

After 2019, SBW should move into the forwards

After 2019, SBW should move into the forwards

by , 9 Jun 2016

Sonny Bill Williams is in a curious position. Despite numerous caps for the All Blacks and years in the NRL, he is still not considered a great player in either code.

Sonny Bill sticking with rugby until 2019, headed to Blues

Sonny Bill sticking with rugby until 2019, headed to Blues

by , 1 Jun 2016

In a coup for New Zealand’s bottom-placed Super Rugby side, the Blues have announced the signing of dual international Sonny Bill Williams through until the end of 2019.


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