Tuesday, April 5, 2016


Sonny Bill Williams has achieved amazing things in his sporting career; he has been a dual international and a national and international champion across different sports including rugby, league and boxing.

Few players in New Zealand rugby have possessed the physical gifts of Williams, who cuts an imposing figure on the field and whose trademark is an extraordinary ability to offload while being tackled. In 2014, after two seasons playing league, Williams joined Counties Manukau for ITM Cup rugby.

He was named in the All Blacks for the MyRepublic Northern Tour and featured in all four Tests, including the historic Chicago Test. Williams returned to the Chiefs for the 2015 Investec Super Rugby season, where he was in solid form although injury limited his opportunities.

The midfielder started his professional career as a rugby league player and played alongside former All Blacks captain Tana Umaga at French club Toulon from 2008 to 2010.