Canterbury piste off over Sonny Bill skiing

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    Sonny Bill WilliamsRugby league convert Sonny Bill Williams has been reprimanded by his Canterbury provincial rugby team for skiing while on injury leave.

    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.

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    • August 26th 2010 @ 9:34am
      Sylvester said | August 26th 2010 @ 9:34am | ! Report

    • August 26th 2010 @ 9:40am
      Brett McKay said | August 26th 2010 @ 9:40am | ! Report

      nice pun work Eds 😀

    • August 26th 2010 @ 9:41am
      James D said | August 26th 2010 @ 9:41am | ! Report

      He wont make the AB’s

    • August 26th 2010 @ 10:50am
      allblackfan said | August 26th 2010 @ 10:50am | ! Report

      not if he keeps this up, he won’t!!
      On the other hand, he should be cleared to play this weekend?!!!!

    • August 26th 2010 @ 11:02am
      Matt said | August 26th 2010 @ 11:02am | ! Report

      But hang on, wasn’t this the altruistic guy who was forsaking money for the greater good of representing his country? Perhaps he is just another self obsessed sporting individual (the likes of which we seem to have a plethora of).

    • August 26th 2010 @ 11:28am
      allblackfan said | August 26th 2010 @ 11:28am | ! Report

      Yeah but the difference here is NZ doesn’t need him!!
      It’s up to him to come to the party otherwise he’ll be alone at home on a Saturday night!!.
      It’s obvious SBW has been allowed to get way with too much during his playing career. That won’t be tolerated now.
      Sink or swim — it’s up to him!!

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