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'Sit on the fence, brother': SBW talks union v league, benching 160(ish) and being the best

The former All Black speaks about the difficulties in adapting to a change of sport.


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NEW ZEALAND DUAL star Sonny Bill Williams this week failed in league where he succeeded in union.

But, hey, it was the World Cup Final so we’re not shoving him into a darkened room to think about what he’s done wrong or anything.

No, SBW is a multi-sport hero. So when he tells this CNN featurette that reciprocal selfless acts are the best part of teamwork – and other interesting stuff too – then we’re going to sit up and listen.

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Sports Film Of The Week: The Sonny Bill Williams Story


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Sean Farrell

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