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#Sonny Bill Williams

# sonny-bill-williams - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Sonny Bill Williams hangs up his boots
# Retirement
# Retirement

Sonny Bill Williams hangs up his boots

Mar 11th 2021, 7:50 AM 9,998 Views 4 Comments

The two-time World Cup winner says he now wants to concentrate on his boxing career.

# sonny-bill-williams - Friday 4 September, 2020

'Freak of nature' Sonny Bill Williams 'best athlete I've coached,' says ex-All Blacks boss Hansen
# Sonny Brill
# Sonny Brill

'Freak of nature' Sonny Bill Williams 'best athlete I've coached,' says ex-All Blacks boss Hansen

Sep 4th 2020, 8:58 AM 10,429 Views 0 Comments

The cross-code superstar returns to Australian rugby league this weekend.

# sonny-bill-williams - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Cross-code superstar Sonny Bill Williams confirms return to NRL's Roosters
# Sbw
# Sbw

Cross-code superstar Sonny Bill Williams confirms return to NRL's Roosters

Jul 29th 2020, 7:45 AM 5,757 Views 0 Comments

The two-time World Cup-winning former All Black is returning to Sydney.

# sonny-bill-williams - Friday 24 July, 2020

Sonny Bill Williams set for shock Sydney return
# Rugby League
# Rugby League

Sonny Bill Williams set for shock Sydney return

Jul 24th 2020, 7:59 AM 10,879 Views 4 Comments

The 34-year-old switched codes to sign a lucrative two-year deal with Toronto Wolfpack late last year.

# sonny-bill-williams - Monday 20 July, 2020

Sonny Bill's Wolfpack withdraw from Super League
# Toronto No Go
# Toronto No Go

Sonny Bill's Wolfpack withdraw from Super League

Jul 20th 2020, 7:13 PM 10,642 Views 0 Comments

The Toronto-based side’s decision has led England’s Super League to make its ‘disappointment’ clear.

# sonny-bill-williams - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Toronto chance too good for Sonny Bill Williams to turn down
# Opportunity Knocks
# Opportunity Knocks

Toronto chance too good for Sonny Bill Williams to turn down

Nov 14th 2019, 4:40 PM 9,151 Views 4 Comments

The New Zealand star will return to rugby league for a third time in his career.

# sonny-bill-williams - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Williams confirms switch to rugby league side Toronto Wolfpack
# Changing Codes
# Changing Codes

Williams confirms switch to rugby league side Toronto Wolfpack

Nov 7th 2019, 6:58 PM 15,122 Views 10 Comments

The former All Black will join the club ahead of their debut season in the UK Super League.

# sonny-bill-williams - Friday 1 November, 2019

'It was a bit of a fight between my daughter and son to see who took the medal'
# Farewell
# Farewell

'It was a bit of a fight between my daughter and son to see who took the medal'

Nov 1st 2019, 4:00 PM 19,355 Views 8 Comments

Some big names in the All Blacks set-up bid farewell in Tokyo this evening.

# sonny-bill-williams - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

All Blacks 'starting to see the old Sonny Bill Williams' again, insists Hansen
# Getting There
# Getting There

All Blacks 'starting to see the old Sonny Bill Williams' again, insists Hansen

Oct 2nd 2019, 7:32 PM 7,641 Views 3 Comments

The two-time World Cup winner has been plagued by injury in recent years.

# sonny-bill-williams - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Sonny Bill Williams tweets forceful response to insist he's not under pressure
# Pressure's For Tyres
# Pressure's For Tyres

Sonny Bill Williams tweets forceful response to insist he's not under pressure

Aug 1st 2019, 8:39 AM 10,384 Views 7 Comments

He’s not rattled at all.

# sonny-bill-williams - Monday 12 November, 2018

Powerful centre Laumape joins All Blacks squad ahead of Ireland clash
# Midfield
# Midfield

Powerful centre Laumape joins All Blacks squad ahead of Ireland clash

Nov 12th 2018, 11:39 AM 7,094 Views 7 Comments

Sonny Bill Williams will miss the game in Dublin on Saturday.

# sonny-bill-williams - Saturday 10 March, 2018

South African officials face action over Sonny Bill Williams masks
# Howzat?
# Howzat?

South African officials face action over Sonny Bill Williams masks

Mar 10th 2018, 11:29 AM 14,468 Views 2 Comments

The masks were likely to have been worn to taunt Australian batsman David Warner, whose wife reportedly had an encounter with Williams in 2007 before meeting Warner.

# sonny-bill-williams - Sunday 2 July, 2017

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week
# Pics Of The Week
# Pics Of The Week

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

Jul 2nd 2017, 8:30 PM 13,059 Views 0 Comments

From the weekend’s GAA action to the Confederations Cup, it’s been another busy week in sport.

Williams to miss third Lions Test after copping four-week suspension
# Banned
# Banned

Williams to miss third Lions Test after copping four-week suspension

Jul 2nd 2017, 8:51 AM 20,605 Views 27 Comments

The All Blacks centre paid the price for a dangerous challenge on Anthony Watson.

# sonny-bill-williams - Saturday 1 July, 2017

50-year wait for All Black red card is over and more talking points as the Lions level up
# Reaction
# Reaction

50-year wait for All Black red card is over and more talking points as the Lions level up

Jul 1st 2017, 9:44 PM 44,606 Views 49 Comments

A wet night in Wellington turned into one of the great days for the Lions.

Sonny Bill Williams to face judicial hearing over shoulder charge tomorrow
# The Bold Step
# The Bold Step

Sonny Bill Williams to face judicial hearing over shoulder charge tomorrow

Jul 1st 2017, 1:51 PM 12,959 Views 8 Comments

The All Blacks centre saw red in the second Test earlier.

'The tackle of a man who still hasn't got the violent stupidity of rugby league out of his system'
# Nz Reaction
# Nz Reaction

'The tackle of a man who still hasn't got the violent stupidity of rugby league out of his system'

Jul 1st 2017, 12:25 PM 29,937 Views 31 Comments

The Kiwi media have the knives out for SBW and rugby league after their first red card since 1967.

Sonny Bill Williams receives straight red card for reckless challenge in second Test
# Kia Ora
# Kia Ora

Sonny Bill Williams receives straight red card for reckless challenge in second Test

Jul 1st 2017, 9:30 AM 17,056 Views 34 Comments

It’s the first red card New Zealand have received in a Test since 1967.

# sonny-bill-williams - Saturday 17 June, 2017

'It's a different beast coming' - All Blacks not getting cocky after 12-try win
# Lion Hunt
# Lion Hunt

'It's a different beast coming' - All Blacks not getting cocky after 12-try win

Jun 17th 2017, 6:00 AM 4,565 Views 4 Comments

Sonny Bill Williams says the Test series against the Lions will feel like playing in a World Cup final.

# sonny-bill-williams - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

'He’s a monster' - Sonny Bill Williams shows his All Black class against Lions
# Test Quality
# Test Quality

'He’s a monster' - Sonny Bill Williams shows his All Black class against Lions

Jun 7th 2017, 10:00 PM 12,426 Views 12 Comments

The Blues centre was in superb form against the tourists at Eden Park.

# sonny-bill-williams - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

Fasting for Ramadan, Sonny Bill Williams hungry to bring down the Lions
# Superstar
# Superstar

Fasting for Ramadan, Sonny Bill Williams hungry to bring down the Lions

Jun 6th 2017, 6:30 AM 11,684 Views 3 Comments

The Blues centre has recovered from a knee issue to start at inside centre tomorrow.

# sonny-bill-williams - Monday 5 June, 2017

Sonny Bill Williams helps Tana Umaga shut down talk of '05 BOD incident
# Old Scars
# Old Scars

Sonny Bill Williams helps Tana Umaga shut down talk of '05 BOD incident

Jun 5th 2017, 6:15 AM 13,049 Views 12 Comments

‘If people haven’t put it behind them then they never will,’ said the Blues head coach.

Blues name eight All Blacks in team to face the Lions in Auckland
# Sbw
# Sbw

Blues name eight All Blacks in team to face the Lions in Auckland

Jun 5th 2017, 3:54 AM 13,900 Views 6 Comments

Sonny Bill Williams has been pencilled into the XV for Wednesday’s game.

# sonny-bill-williams - Wednesday 12 April, 2017

Sonny Bill permitted to wear Blues jersey without two sponsors, no change if he wears an All Black shirt
# Brand Awareness
# Brand Awareness

Sonny Bill permitted to wear Blues jersey without two sponsors, no change if he wears an All Black shirt

Apr 12th 2017, 11:27 AM 10,203 Views 13 Comments

New Zealand Rugby will allow changes to accommodate SBW’s conscientious objection.

# sonny-bill-williams - Monday 10 April, 2017

New Zealand's Prime Minister criticises Sonny Bill Williams for logo cover up
# Cover Up
# Cover Up

New Zealand's Prime Minister criticises Sonny Bill Williams for logo cover up

Apr 10th 2017, 7:17 AM 56,412 Views 84 Comments

It is believed the All Black covered it for religious reasons.

# sonny-bill-williams - Saturday 22 October, 2016

Inside Mount Albert Grammar, the national champions and SBW's old school
# Facing History
# Facing History

Inside Mount Albert Grammar, the national champions and SBW's old school

Oct 22nd 2016, 10:00 PM 20,788 Views 2 Comments

We visited the Auckland school to hear about their focus on culture and tactical knowledge.

# sonny-bill-williams - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Sonny Bill Williams to miss All Blacks' Tests against Ireland
# Sbw
# Sbw

Sonny Bill Williams to miss All Blacks' Tests against Ireland

Aug 10th 2016, 4:07 PM 7,469 Views 13 Comments

The code-hopping star has been ruled out for six to nine months.

# sonny-bill-williams - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Sonny Bill expected to sign on with New Zealand for another Rugby World Cup
# Next Step
# Next Step

Sonny Bill expected to sign on with New Zealand for another Rugby World Cup

May 31st 2016, 3:27 PM 7,288 Views 4 Comments

The 30-year-old is also being tipped to join the Blues for next year’s Super Rugby season.

# sonny-bill-williams - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Niall Williams is running her brother close as the best Kiwi international in the family
# Skills
# Skills

Niall Williams is running her brother close as the best Kiwi international in the family

Apr 19th 2016, 5:16 PM 9,711 Views 8 Comments

The New Zealand Sevens star produced this brilliant flick pass.

# sonny-bill-williams - Monday 4 April, 2016

Bonjour, Sonny Bill! All Blacks star Williams set to rejoin Toulon
# French Connection
# French Connection

Bonjour, Sonny Bill! All Blacks star Williams set to rejoin Toulon

Apr 4th 2016, 3:16 PM 10,574 Views 17 Comments

Williams’ return to Top 14 is a done deal, according to reports in L’Equipe this morning.

# sonny-bill-williams - Thursday 31 March, 2016

SBW, Honey Badger and France star Vakatawa all chasing 7s comebacks in Hong Kong
# Road To Rio
# Road To Rio

SBW, Honey Badger and France star Vakatawa all chasing 7s comebacks in Hong Kong

Mar 31st 2016, 11:29 AM 5,017 Views 4 Comments

The 15-a-side stars of France, Australia and New Zealand are at very different points in their quest for a room in the Olympic village.

# sonny-bill-williams - Friday 4 December, 2015

Ireland Women finish 12th in Dubai 7s as men get off the mark
# Double Trouble
# Double Trouble

Ireland Women finish 12th in Dubai 7s as men get off the mark

Dec 4th 2015, 5:51 PM 5,566 Views 6 Comments

Plus, Sonny Bill Williams (and sister) had a close-up view of some shock Kiwi defeats.

# sonny-bill-williams - Saturday 31 October, 2015

Holy SBW!  Sonny Bill just offloaded his World Cup medal to this lucky kid
# Golden Moment
# Golden Moment

Holy SBW! Sonny Bill just offloaded his World Cup medal to this lucky kid

Oct 31st 2015, 7:11 PM 39,085 Views 24 Comments

Serious gesture from the All Black centre.

# sonny-bill-williams - Saturday 17 October, 2015

Letter from Cardiff: Argentinian storm approaches after Ireland's calm week
# Knock-out
# Knock-out

Letter from Cardiff: Argentinian storm approaches after Ireland's calm week

Oct 17th 2015, 7:45 AM 5,029 Views 0 Comments

The World Cup party returns to Cardiff for one final weekend.

# sonny-bill-williams - Thursday 15 October, 2015

New Zealand name just under 1,000 test caps in side to face France this Saturday
# Experience
# Experience

New Zealand name just under 1,000 test caps in side to face France this Saturday

Oct 15th 2015, 12:20 PM 10,367 Views 18 Comments

Sonny Bill Williams must settle for a place on the bench.

# sonny-bill-williams - Friday 9 October, 2015

New Zealand run riot in second half to claim top spot in Pool C
# Ben Smith
# Ben Smith

New Zealand run riot in second half to claim top spot in Pool C

Oct 9th 2015, 10:58 PM 8,468 Views 12 Comments

The All Blacks struggled early on against Tonga before running in five second-half tries

# sonny-bill-williams - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Milner Skudder puts Argentina behind him to dazzle in All Blacks win
# Back With A Bang
# Back With A Bang

Milner Skudder puts Argentina behind him to dazzle in All Blacks win

Sep 24th 2015, 10:00 PM 11,343 Views 9 Comments

Milner Skudder put his Argentina nightmare behind him in some style.

# sonny-bill-williams - Monday 21 September, 2015

MacGinty, Nadolo and even a bit of SBW in our 9 plays of the Rugby World Cup week
# Skills
# Skills

MacGinty, Nadolo and even a bit of SBW in our 9 plays of the Rugby World Cup week

Sep 21st 2015, 1:07 PM 6,838 Views 3 Comments

Here’s a selection of our favourite passes, breaks and big hard boshes from the World Cup’s first eight games.

# sonny-bill-williams - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Sonny Bill Williams in New Zealand 7s squad for Rio Olympics season
# Sbw
# Sbw

Sonny Bill Williams in New Zealand 7s squad for Rio Olympics season

Aug 19th 2015, 9:51 AM 6,453 Views 7 Comments

Liam Messam, Akira Ioane and Ardie Savea are also among an enviable squad.

# sonny-bill-williams - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Analysis: Sonny Bill Williams serves reminder of offloading X-factor
# Skills
# Skills

Analysis: Sonny Bill Williams serves reminder of offloading X-factor

Jul 21st 2015, 6:35 PM 10,032 Views 4 Comments

The 29-year-old centre was in impressive form against Argentina last weekend.

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