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Sonny William 'Sonny Bill' Williams (born 3 August 1985) is a New Zealand Rugby Union player, heavyweight boxer and former Rugby League player.

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This week the NRL launched its Pacific Strategy in Samoa. NRL CEO Dave Smith, Sonny Bill Williams and Australian Kangaroos Coach Tim Sheens travelled to Samoa to launch the strategy, as well as visit schools and work with coaches to develop and strengthen the game in our beautiful island home. Bill Baxter and the Sunday Footy Show joined the NRL team on their visit to tell Samoa's Rugby League Story. Fa'afetai lava Bill and the Sunday Footy Show for your continued support and coverage of Toa Samoa and Rugby League Samoa.
Steve Hansen has confirmed that Sonny Bill Williams will "definitely" be on the All Blacks end of year tour. The...
Does anyone remember Sonny Bill Williams. Shows you how boring and easy league and union are the bloke cant make...
This is Paul I just bumped into Sonny Bill Williams at Bondi Junction Mall and got a photo with him! CHYEAH BRAH! =)
Chris Rattue in - Sonny Bill Williams is NZ's 'most famous sports narcissist'
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has confirmed Sonny Bill Williams will be on the end of year tour.The New Zealand...
Steve Hansen himself announced Sonny Bill Williams will return for the All Blacks at the end of the year tour Ek is soe gelukkig♥
THis Guy ! Sonny Bill Williams granted exemption to play for All Blacks in November via
I nominate Channing Tatum, Zac Efron and Sonny Bill Williams- you have 24 hours
Sonny Bill Williams tours at Hansen's request: All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has made it clear that Sonny Bill...
There is footage of Sonny Bill Williams taking his shirt off and siva-ing online. I know I'm late to the party. Missed the memo.
Hosea Gear to play Super Rugby for the Chiefs Sunday 10 August 2014| Former All Black winger Hosea Gear has agreed to return to New Zealand and play for the Chiefs in the 2015 Super Rugby season. The Super Rugby centurion winger played for the Highlanders and Hurricanes and Provincial Rugby for Poverty Bay, North Harbour and Wellington. The 30 year old winger is currently playing at the Honda Club in Japan and will return to New Zealand early in February 2015 at the conclusion of his club season. The outstanding winger who will join forces with Sonny Bill Williams is expected to provide impact both on and off the field for the Chiefs. Chiefs coach Dave Rennie said, "Hosea ticks all the boxes. He's a good man, very professional and experienced. He's also a *** of a player, powerful, quick and a quality finisher. We are really looking forward to working with Hosea next season." Gear said that he was looking forward to returning home to New Zealand and learning first hand about the Chiefs culture. "I'd like ...
Greg Welch salutes Robin Williams, a true friend: Ready to help: Sonny Bill Williams in his Roosters gear. Pho...
So Sonny Bill Williams is coming on Monday. . I just want to say ua ma'imau kupe e welcome mai fua ai legã bloodyarrrks lol
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With the imminent return of Sonny Bill Williams next seasom I can't see Nonu outlasting SBW for next year's World Cup.
Sonny Bill Williams needs to come back
Does anyone know if Sonny Bill Williams has any older brothers who are out of work and who fancy joining us next year?
Looking at sonny bill Williams actually gives me a headache he's such a beaut😍😍
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Sonny Bill Williams is keen to play at the Rio Olympics. Photo / Getty Images
I'LL BE BACK!. Well, not quite, but SBW hasn't ruled out a third stint in the NRL. More here: http:…
Lads be going for the Sonny Bill Williams cut and not pulling it off like he doea 😂
Actor/Sonny Bill Williams impersonator/The Dead Lands warrior Xavier Horan on why rangitahi should vote:.
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Sonny Bill Williams out with a thumb injury heads to Samoa for NRL promo visit - 37% of current NRL players are Pacific Islanders.
Sonny Bill Williams stars in NRL's Samoa bid -
Dear Sonny Bill Williams, hope this may be of some help.
"We'd like to thank sonny bill Williams for breathing . Congratulations and god bless you" - like everyone
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Here we go again: Sonny Bill Williams and the code-hopping conundrum. Union? League? (Boxing?)
Dont worry yall Sonny Bill williams boutta change the world 😏👏
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Sonny Bill Williams is the only Muslim to ever play for the
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Sonny Bill Williams has the door ajar for a return to the in 2017 Pic: Getty.
SBW could return for third NRL spell
Sonny Bill Williams open to the idea of returning to NRL after rugby stint
I'm so sick of Sonny Bill Williams, what a tosser
Sonny Bill Williams says he is a chance of making a return to the NRL
Sonny Bill Williams, Robbie Fruean, Tim Nanai Williams & Hosea Gear, Aaron Cruden all playing for the Chiefs in 2015
I could return to NRL says Sonny Bill: Sonny Bill Williams hasn't ruled out a third spell in the NRL after he ...
The ‘next SBW’ Taumalolo let loose: THE man burdened with “the next Sonny Bill Williams” tag, Jason Taumalolo, has been unleashed and...
Just wondering when Sonny Bill Williams is gonna fall in love with is?
Sonny Bill Williams has gained an incredible amount of mass. If he's fit for next year's World Cup, no one is beating the All Blacks.
1985: Sonny Bill Williams, New Zealand Rugby League player for the Roosters.
Very happy birthday to my babe sonny bill Williams ❤️❤️
Happy Birthday to 1 of my favorite Sydney Roosters player's sonny bill Williams
Happy Birthday to 1 Of My Favorite Sydney Roosters Player's Sonny Bill Williams . I hope you enjoy your day ♥
Israel Folau joined an elite group of only five players, including Sonny Bill Williams and Brad Thorn, to have...
Zorba says Sonny Bill Williams with a bit of a rest and Michael Jennings in form means the are now coming good.
New Zealand rugby player and former heavyweight boxer Sonny Bill Williams turns 29 today! Have a good one. I hope Sonny have an awesome day.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONNY BILL WILLIAMS I hope u have the best birthday ever you are a g
Sonny Bill Williams texts - "Raw fish for brekky, that's when you know the Samoan aunties are in the house 󾮗󾮟"
Off Loading with Sonny Bill Williams is the incredible story of how a determined and humble young man became a...
Sonny bill williams es el unico all black musulman
Training lessons I learned from coaching the worlds best player, Sonny Bill Williams: .
Here's a question for you! Who cares?! No one cares about Sonny Bill Williams except Sonny Bill Williams!! . Mum: and his mum. .
Was about five metres from Sonny Bill Williams today, bloody massive. He said hi too.
SBW Sonny Bill Williams "Which AllBlacks star touted as the next Jonah Lomu, famously took to boxing?
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Niki Goneva is possibly the most underrated player in rugby. Easily up their with the likes of Tuilagi and Sonny Bill Williams at centre
“are you Sonny Bill Williams' twin brother?” 😂
are you Sonny Bill Williams' twin brother?
Sonny Bill Williams is set to miss a month at with a fractured thumb
SuperCoach debate: A trade nightmare: INJURIES to Paul Gallen and Sonny Bill Williams have c...
Amazing how having one coffee makes me feel like I'm Sonny Bill Williams, fighting Mike Tyson whilst taking on the Knicks for a touchdown.
Last nights dream contained a strange selection of people...including Sonny Bill Williams so I can't complain!
Stayed in Adidas because Leo said he saw a hot guy enter the change rooms. 'Hot guy' comes out, and it's Sonny Bill Williams lol
Planet Rugby News SBW could be back in black this year: Sonny Bill Williams could feature for the All Blacks o...
Sonny Bill Williams will be fasting during the rugby season
Sonny bill Williams is just something else, unreal at rugby an unreal at boxing just the love of my life 😍
Sonny Bill Williams eyes ABs return this season.
Hi gymmers! Dont stop going to the gym, with Ramadan as an excuse. Sonny Bill boleh, takkan y'all ta boleh kot ahah
Sonny Bill Williams eyes ABs return this season
Start of Ramadan and will play and train for the next month without food or water during daylight:
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Sonny Bill Williams is a sex god. Definitely one of the hottest rugby players who ever lived! (and he is talented)
This guy is a Superstar and worked out to handle himself very early on.
Sonny Bill Williams will be fasting and playing during the rugby season:
Sonny Bill Williams will be fasting ma sha allah
Sonny Bill could make early return for All Blacks - Sonny Bill Williams could make his return to the All Blacks th...
Was just told I look like Sonny Bill Williams, strange considering he's a different color, people be crazy
that's why I admire Sonny Bill Williams. a convert that practice. doesn't matter if it's World Cup season or league season. love you SBW!
Sonny Bill Williams will be fasting right through the Rugby League season.What's your excuse?
Sonny Bill Williams from All Blacks Rubgy ... I didn't know he is a Muslim. My ignorance., but syukur more and...
Sonny Bill Williams eyes All Blacks return this year
Simon mannering you fia Sonny bill Williams lol
Sonny Bill Williams needs to prove himself again before the All Blacks pick him. He shouldn't go to Europe at end of year.
Will people stop linking to that Sonny Bill Williams fasting story? is about lowering your gaze too.
SBW could be an All Black by November: Sonny Bill Williams may well be back in black as early as November with...
Sydney Roosters star Sonny Bill Williams puts his body on the line for his faith
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SonnyBoy Wiliams fasting and yet he will continue playing
Sonny Bill Williams could be playing for the All Blacks by the autumn...
Sonny Bill Williams could play for the All Blacks against the Northern Hemisphere sides in November this year. Not at all worrying.
Sonny Bill Williams could be an All Black again by end of year
SBW puts body on the line for his faith
All Roosters staff refuse to comment on Sonny Bill’s position, insisting his religious beliefs are strictly private.
"People who drool over Ronaldo and Beckham have clearly never seen Sonny Bill Williams. This man was sculpted by the rugby gods."
*allblacks via NZH* Rugby: SBW may be included on end-of-year tour: The door is open for Sonny Bill Williams t...
I wish I could be a hybrid of Todd Clevers and Sonny Bill Williams
Between the instagrams of Quade Cooper and Sonny Bill Williams my man crush meter is off the scale. And I dinny even like egg chasing.
Check out ABC Grandstand Breakfast on Grandstand Digital, Online and via the phone app from 7am AEST for all the latest sports news and interviews. Sonny Bill Williams produced a masterclass in the Roosters' 32-12 win over a depleted Bulldogs outfit. Geelong beat North Melbourne by 20, Tom Hawkins kicks four goals The Waratahs took over from the Brumbies atop the Australian conference with a 41-19 win over the Rebels. The Bulls scored four tries in a comprehensive 44-23 win over the Brumbies at Loftus Versfeld. The Sharks stayed on top of Super Rugby ladder with 29-23 win over Blues Samantha Stosur will have to beat Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams to make the French Open semi-finals this year. Australia's men also face some interesting battles at Roland Garros, Nick Kyrgios will face eighth seed Milos Raonic in the first round, while Lleyton Hewitt and Bernard Tomic could potentially meet in the second round. Socceroos legend Mark Schwarzer on Friday became the sixth recipient of the Australian player ...
Ross barkley looks like a smaller version of sonny bill williams 💪
Dream man: Sonny Bill Williams. No one else comes close.
We recently announced a partnership with one of the world's most recognisable athletes - Sonny Bill Williams. Check out what went on behind the scenes at his...
Keep updated! Sonny Bill Williams return to the NRL in 2013, was one of the most talked about topics in Rugby League, es...
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Can't wait to see Sonny Bill Williams back in All Black in 2015!
Buddy it could've happened.. SA born Alana Raffie, 20yr old wife of Sonny Bill Williams. (he's 28)
Sonny Bill Williams is a super tight Rugby player.
2 players i wud die to see back playin next season in Super Rugby are Habana and Sonny Bill Williams..
Bird, Smith issues cloud Origin chances James MacSmith 19:20 AEST Sun May 11 2014 Greg Bird and Cameron Smith could be ruled out of the State of Origin opener following incidents from round nine of the NRL. NSW enforcer Greg Bird is squarely in the sights of the NRL's crackdown on lifting tackles after being placed on report by referee Ben Cummins for a 60th minute effort on South Sydney's Bryson Goodwin in the Rabbitohs' 40-18 win over the Titans on Saturday. An incident involving Queensland captain Smith and Manly hooker Matt Ballin wasn't noted by the referees but is sure to draw the interest of the NRL's match review committee Midway through the first half of Melbourne's 22-19 win over Manly, Storm skipper Smith was caught in a tangle at the play the ball with Ballin on the Sea Eagles goal line. Manly were penalised for slowing the play, but replays appeared to show Smith striking Ballin and the Sea Eagles' hooker came out of the incident with a head wound that required assistance. With one NRL round ...
Sonny Bill Williams receives an impromptu haka from his New Zealand team-mates after winning the Rugby League Interna…
All Hotatio wants for his birthday is to meet Sonny Bill Williams. Me, I would like to enter Eurovision.
Sonny Bill Williams made the switch between codes look like a breeze – so much so he was labelled the best Rugby Union centre in the world and the most influential player in the code – before jumping back to the NRL.
The way Ma'a Nonu is playing this season, Sonny Bill Williams' may have to be content with a place on the All Blacks bench next season. Thoughts?
Interesting Reading, what do you think? its a aussie article but I think it would surge interest in a deflating super competition... A draft should be introduced with the new Super Rugby competition from 2016, Brendan Cannon writes SANZAR needs to introduce a player draft if they are to reinvigorate Super Rugby under their expansion plan. I fear the tournament will become stale and frail if organisers do not inject new excitement and relax limitations on players. Putting the top 30 players into a draft pool – the best two from each club as nominated by rival teams – and allowing any franchise to bid for them at the start of the expanded tournament would bring huge buzz and excitement to Super Rugby. It would also allow players to experience life at an overseas club without being lost to Europe or Japan where they’re never seen again by the local audience. Teams will inevitably complain that they would lose their main drawcard; for instance NSW with Israel Folau. But under the draft system, there wou ...
Photo: inspiration of the day: Sonny Bill Williams
A montage detailing the return of Sonny Bill Williams to the NRL and his road to the 2013 premiership. Keep updated -
SBW opens up on Sam, family and faith: Sonny Bill Williams has given a rare insight into his thoughts on a bus...
Do I want to read a Danny Weidler piece on Sonny Bill Williams?
Sonny Bill Williams opens up on Sam Burgess, family and faith
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Phil Gould and Daniel Lane discuss why Kiwis such as Sonny Bill Williams and other nationalities should be able to play Origin.
Sonny Bill Williams is a great,great football player but I still feel given time in he could actually go somewhere & be someone also
Christ how cool would it be if you were Sonny Bill Williams
Sonny Bill Williams nearing his best, says Trent Robinson
2015 Sonny Bill Williams back in the All Blacks? Give them the World Cup title now.
Please can i have a follow especialy SONNY BILL WILLIAMS i am a massive fan of yours
Sonny Bill Williams Signed with Adidas. He's getting up there.
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The show: Why Sonny Bill Williams should play for NZ and NSW
Lol as sonny bill williams that would be funny. I think Sonny bill should swap with Beau just for a day
Some ladies in PNG are whinning about the marriage of Sonny Bill Williams to a nightclub dancer.. PNG YUPLA SA SEM TOO OH.
In case you didnt know that Sonny Bill Williams is also an undefeated Heavy Weight Boxer
Sonny bill Williams tribal tatts are so clean!
Love Sonny Bill Williams. A good bromance with him would be great
Sonny Bill Williams has signed an exclusive sponsorship deal with adidas, details of which will be released on Monday
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People say that wingers are the weakest rugby players, I'd like to see anyone take on George North or Sonny-Bill Williams 💪👊
England Sevens beginning to relish life under Amor May 1, 2014 Jamie No comments sevens The appointment of a new head coach is typically a time of huge upheaval for any sports team – training regimes are changed, focusses shift and coaches are replaced. The first season can often be a time of transition, and that is where the England Sevens squad have found themselves this year after new coach Simon Amor was appointed just a month before the start of this World Series back in September. Dan Norton has been around the England Sevens set-up for five years now, making his debut in 2009. A stalwart of the national team, he admits it was tough at first. “It was a little bit difficult at the start, coming back from pre-season and hearing the news [that Amor had replaced former coach Ben Ryan], and taking a few weeks for everything to fall into place,” says Norton, who holds the English record for number of tries scored in one season. “Before Christmas it was like rolling with what we already had – try ...
Rugby League's female players in Rugby Union's sights: First it was Sonny Bill Williams, Israel Folau and Sam ...
idk who the skuxx is out of the samoan players in NRL , its out of Daniel Vidot or Sonny Bill Williams samoan maori? or samoan italian? lmao
Sonny Bill Williams is probably the nicest rugby player there is
I'd like to retract my former statement saying Israel Folau is more of a tank than Sonny Bill Williams. I was completely wrong
and also sonny bill williams. He was an annoying *** but his shoulder charges and great passes were fantastic
Footy superstar Sonny Bill Williams secretly married a stunning 20-year-old model he met and fell in love with last year.
She watches rugby 😄😃...though :') “Ill never get over Sonny Bill Williams.”
One of my bfs may have got married this week (Sonny Bill Williams) but another is single again - Prince Harry 😏😏😏😏
Sonny Bill Williams, is married aaahhh, this is so depressing :'(
Sonny Bill Williams is my ideal man😍👌
Ok sonny bill williams wife is pretty but c'mon she's 20 years old. When he was 18 and clubbing, she was 10 😨
You can all go home now. Sonny Bill Williams is married.
is it true sonny bill Williams signs contract with adidas today?
Pictures of Sonny Bill Williams in a suit make me question my sexuality.
Ummm so sonny bill williams has secretly married his girlfriend of 5 minutes! If you want me il be looking for the nearest bridge to jump off
World's best Rugby Player Sonny Bill Williams is asked how Islam has changed his life, he gives an amazing response *MUST WATCH, We have edited the video , there was a background music ,we replaced it with a nasheed. :) PLEASE SHARE ! ALLAHU AKBAR , ISLAM IS SO BEAUTIFUL.
He used to be nothing , now he is a muslim . Sonny Bill Williams 👍
Sounds to me like it would be Brad Pitt and Sonny Bill Williams..hm good picks
NZ offers Alex Pledger, Lorde and Sonny Bill Williams to Australia for Matt Dellavedova
I may be late, but I just found out that Sonny Bill Williams is now married to a 20 years old former nightclub dancer from Brazil. *cry*
Heard about the rising star who greats think can deny SBW a World Cup spot? NZ view:
NZ view: why SBW is no World Cup walk-up
NZ view: SBW no guarantee for World Cup: SONNY Bill Williams won’t walk straight back into the All Blacks with...
NZ view: SBW no guarantee for World Cup
The awkward moment when the girl who married Sonny Bill Williams was in my roll call class in high school.
Troy McClure is to fish as Sonny Bill Williams is to dollar bills
Sonny Bill Williams look alike at a Luau in Hawaii!! 😂
Sonny Bill Williams of New Zealand walks past the trophy after the Rugby League World Cup final between New Zealan
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A frustrated Sonny Bill Williams will accept a three-match ban for a shoulder charge in last Thursday night's season opener, denying Sydney Roosters and the NRL of one of the game's biggest drawcards for the grand final replay against Manly. Roosters officials were stunned when Williams was charged with a grade-two shoulder charge over a tackle on George Burgess in the last minute of the premier's 28-8 loss to South Sydney but Fairfax Media has been told they have reluctantly decided against fighting the charge. It is understood the Roosters had considered seeking to have the charge downgraded to a grade-one offence, which still would have sidelined Williams for next Saturday's match against Parramatta and the following weekend's trip to Brisbane. Advertisement Sonny Bill Williams' offending tackle on George Burgess. Photo: Screen grab While the charge was laid against Williams because there was no separation between his arm and body when he made contact with Burgess's head, the involvement of team-mate S ...
Simply meeting his new Brisbane teammates made Ben Barba nervous. But the Broncos are backing a more settled Barba to prosper amid an anticipated hot reception from former Bulldogs colleagues and their passionate fans in the NRL clash at ANZ Stadium on Friday night. A glimpse of what Barba can expect following his off-season switch was provided 12 months ago when Canterbury vented their spleen at another former golden boy, Sonny Bill Williams. The Broncos aren't predicting fullback Barba will match Williams' two-try match-winning performance that day but they're quietly confident the ex-Dally M Medallist can help them crash Canterbury's opening round party. "Tomorrow night no doubt he will get a pretty hostile reception. Once he gets through that he will be fine," Griffin said. "But whether we are playing the Bulldogs or not, it is not an issue. "It probably makes for good theatre but we are trying to win a footy game." Griffin revealed Barba appeared nothing like the confident performer who led the Bulld ...
As we count down to season 2014, NRL.com identifies 30 players who will be crucial to their team's fortunes this year. From new faces to rising stars to proven performers who will need to lift this season, these are our 'MVPs' for 2014. What else is there to say about Sonny Bill Williams? In 2013 he came, he saw and he conquered – at NRL level, if not the World Cup – as the biggest of the Sydney Roosters' three big signings. The former Bulldogs-prodigy-turned-All Black lived up to all expectations in his return to the NRL, helping to transform the Roosters from bottom-eight strugglers into major and minor premiers. He couldn't repeat the trick with the Kiwis at the year-ending World Cup, falling to a mighty Kangaroos side in the final, but Sonny's return season in the NRL was undoubtedly a success. To top it all off, Williams was named the best player on the planet in 2013 by taking out the RLIF's International Player of the Year award. Have you picked your Holden NRL Fantasy team yet? The question no ...
England rugby coach Stuart Lancaster compares Sam Burgess with Sonny Bill Williams, but says the E...
Lancaster: No fast-tracking Burgess: Stuart Lancaster has compared Sam Burgess to Sonny Bill Williams but warn...
Things Learned from Auckland 9`s 1. Nines does not need a plethora of stars Fears that a low volume of superstars would hold back the tournament proved unfounded, with the squads really turning it on via a combination of emerging talent, some journeymen and a smattering of marquee players. Sure there was no Sonny Bill Williams, Johnathan Thurston, Sam (or any) Burgess or Jamie Lyon. But for every Shaun Johnson, James Tamou or Josh Dugan who got the crowd on their feet whenever they got near the Steeden, a Sam Tagataese, Fuifui Moimoi or Willie Mason generated a heap of excitement, too. Chuck in the enthusiasm and precocious skills of youngsters like Kyle Feldt, Semi Radradra, Valentine Holmes, Jake Mamo, Kodi Nikorima and Solomone Kata and it was a recipe for success. 2. Business as usual when it comes to early injuries It's same old, same old for some teams who will need to make contingency plans in key positions for the opening rounds of the NRL season following some bad luck with injuries at the Nines. ...
What do Sam Burgess and Sonny Bill Williams have in common? They're both sell-outs
Ha! Greg Inglis, Billy Slater and Sonny Bill Williams face mask in the crowd – Three players who didn’t bother to show up for
Sonny Bill Williams wastes little time to find his groove as Roosters beat Newcastle
Ok folks, it's that time again, Rugby League: Around The Grounds All Stars Voting! Today is the very last one and will be up for vote for 2 days. So with Nathan Hindmarsh and Sonny Bill Williams taking out the second row spots we now look to the Five-Eight! So like usual guys, I want you to vote your all time personal favourite Five-Eight. Remember, don't vote the best, vote your personal favourite! Get voting folks!!! -Stonecold.
Ok, I'm no clairvoyant but I reckon the 2015 Australian of the Year will be. (drum roll) Sonny Bill Williams. For raising awareness of tribal tattoos on white guys in the Eastern Suburbs. Farce!
Cowboys wrecking-ball Jason Taumalolo has some bad news for NRL opposition currently tightening their defences: he plans to run over the top of so many of you that by the end of the 2014 season it will be as synonymous as Thurston's 'show-and-go' or Sonny Bill's offload. He doesn't have a name for it yet but with a renewed focus under new coach Paul Green, Taumalolo is determined to make every hit-up and tackle count for plenty this season. Shortly after making his NRL debut in 2010 at 17 years, two months and 21 days, Taumalolo was referred to as the next Sonny Bill Williams. But rather than working on an offload through the line, the 20-year-old is developing a trademark of his own that is a little more direct. "That's a huge compliment, being compared to one of the game's most elite players," Taumalolo told NRL.com. "Obviously I want to be playing at the same level as Sonny Bill but I definitely don't want to be the 'next Sonny Bill'. I want to play my own game and hopefully make a trademark as being o ...
Warrington Wolves complete NRL training week with trip to champion side Sydney Roosters. WARRINGTON Wolves completed a busy week of training alongside NRL clubs with a trip to reigning champions the Sydney Roosters on Saturday. Joing Trent Robinson's Roosters for the final session of their official first week of 2014 pre-Season training, Wolves completed a workout alongside Rugby League superstars Sonny Bill Williams and Anthony Minichiello among others. In the first of three sessions Wolves will undertake with Sydney Roosters, the players took part in a couple of mixed 9s games before some goal-line defence in a 13 v 13 format.
A humble Johnathan Thurston says it'll take him a few days to accept his status among Rugby League's greats after winning the coveted Golden Boot for a second time. The Australian, Queensland and North Queensland five-eighth is only the third player to take out the Rugby League World magazine award twice, alongside Andrew Johns and Darren Lockyer. Thurston, man of the match in the Kangaroos' World Cup final win over New Zealand at Old Trafford in November, edged out England forward Sam Burgess to follow up his 2011 success. Dual-code New Zealand international Sonny Bill Williams came third in the voting - which is conducted by a panel of journalists - with Australian captain Cameron Smith fourth and Huddersfield's Scotland captain Danny Brough fifth. "It's obviously a huge honour to receive it; there's a lot of great players running around in the game today," Thurston told reporters at Cowboys HQ on Friday. "To have my name alongside Joey and Locky to win it twice, it's pretty special. "It probably won't ...
Rob Kearney shoves Sonny Bill Williams, a man 9 cm (3 inches) and 13 kg (2 stone/30 lbs) heavier than him, to the ground. The broadcasters showed no replays ...
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WARNING WARNING WARNING. Here is the biggest lie of all, in 2012 Roosters where done for breaching the salary cap by $14,348 as you will read this in story 1, Now in Story 2 they will tell you that in 2012 Roosters where under the Salary cap by $300,000 that's how they where able to Lure SBW, JENNINGS, MALONEY, O'DONNELL. BUSTED! 1. Seven clubs have been fined by the NRL for salary cap breaches, with Cronulla and Canberra handed the largest sanctions. The Sharks have been fined $150,000, while the Raiders face a $144,393 penalty following the NRL's final salary cap audit of the 2012 season. Newcastle ($88,749), Manly ($85,000), Gold Coast ($16,217), Sydney Roosters ($14,348 2. The Roosters, traditionally one of the NRL's biggest spenders, went through 2012 with a playing squad $300,000 below the salary cap. The rare shortfall explains how the lucrative off-season recruitment drive was calculated, with superstar duo Sonny Bill Williams and Jennings signing on in the summer. Recruitment boss Peter O'Sulliva ...
Tommy Lee Jones from The Fugitive 1993 looked like the older Sonny Bill Williams.
Sonny Bill Williams now looks set to skip the Auckland Nines, only hours after speculation to the contrary. The fledgling tournament appeared to have been granted a huge boost by securing Williams' services, but his manager has now said the code-hopper will not join his Sydney Roosters teammates next month at Eden Park. Khoder Nasser told TVNZ his client would skip the two-day tournament in favour of preparing for the Roosters' clash with Super League champions Wigan at Allianz Stadium the weekend after the event. The news means Williams will not play alongside league great Brad Fittler, who last week announced he was coming out of retirement to compete in the inaugural edition of the Nines.
Sonny Bill Williams manager Khoder Nasser has confirmed SBW won't have any part in the Auckland Nines comp
Fun fact Friday! Did you know that Rugby Union and Rugby League player Sonny Bill Williams and actress Lucy Lawless both grew up in Mount Albert? One of New Zealand's greatest athletes, Sir Peter Snell (triple Olympic gold medalist, world mile record holder and NZ's athlete of the 20th century) was educated in and was a long-time resident of Mt Albert as was Bryan Williams, an All Black great and president of the NZRFU.
Sydney Roosters great Brad Fittler says he would love to line up alongside Sonny Bill Williams at the Auckland Nines but concedes it's unlikely. Fittler has been lured out of a 10-year retirement to join the tricolours for the inaugural two-day NRL pre-season tournament next month and believes Williams would be a formidable Nines player. The Roosters haven't finalised their squad for the Nines but Fittler said he spoke with coach Trent Robinson on Wednesday who suggested the NRL premiers would rest Williams from the Nines with the World Club Challenge scheduled for the week after. "I spoke to the coach today and they have the World Club Challenge game the week after and they are still indecisive as to whether certain players will play the Nines or the World Club Challenge," Fittler told 2SM's Talkin' Sport. "There hasn't been a final conclusion but there is a big chance Sonny won't be playing which is a shame. "I have played against Sonny and I reckon it would be fun to play with him." When told Williams' ...
Brad Fittler says Sonny Bill Williams is unlikely to play in the Auckland Nines with his 2014 Roosters return set for the World Club Challenge.
Willie Mason & Sonny Bill Williams collide in 2013 along with all the frustration from the match. Also including frustrations between Beau Scott, Jared Waere...
Williams returning to union Sonny Bill Williams will return to Rugby Union in 2015 after s
so who have you kissed? "Honesty — Channing Tatum . Sonny Bill Williams . Ryan Gosling. Dave Franco . Mila K...
Amazing fact: Not only is Sonny Bill Williams the best forward in the world @ Rugby League & Union, he's also NZ's heavyweight BOXING champ!
Veitchy's Sporting Gongs of the Year. My story of the year: Lydia Ko... amazing story.! Val Adams and the All Blacks share the 'silver' for dominating the world. Other key mentions: Scott Dixon, Lauren Boyle, Andrew Nicholson, Sonny Bill Williams for switching codes and winning a premiership... Most embarrassing performance: Black Caps rolled for 45 in Cape Town... the All Whites pumped by Mexico away... (remember the football match, where they never played football!!) Surprise sporting story of 2013: Steven Adams. who would've picked this... ??? Surprise sporting shift of the 2013: Benji Marshall offending every old school 'leaguey' by moving codes and countries.. Most traumatic moment of 2013: has to be the Amerirca's Cup and that moment officials called off the race, when Team NZ was within 500 metres of glory. I still can't believe that.. Biggest disappointments: All Whites, New Zealand Football... Warriors, Kiwis, Crusaders, Highlanders, Canes, Blues after a promising start, Silver Ferns... and unti ...
Wallabies Rugby Union legend Mark Ella has no doubt that Sonny Bill Williams could become an Olympic Gold Medalist following his return in 2015
Sonny Bill Williams will leave the Sydney Roosters after the 2014 NRL season and return to Rugby Union.
Sonny Bill Williams is coming back to Rugby Union! yes
Sonny Bill Williams returns to Rugby Union, signing a two-year deal to play for the All Blacks & Chiefs Super Rugby team in 2015 & 2016
Sonny Bill Williams and Benji Marshall... Just when you thought the couldn't get any better...
NZ sign Sonny Bill Williams and Benji Marshall with a view to winning Olympic gold. Meanwhile, GB still dithering with no leadership.
Sonny Bill Williams back at Rugby Union again...home boy can do what ever he wants in the rugby world...i guess when you are that good you can.
Marwan Koukash, chairman of Salford Red Devils - "obviously the next step is to bring in Sonny Bill Williams and Billy Slater". Ambitious.
Sonny Bill Williams' stunning return to Rugby League was a bright light for Rugby League in 2013, in a season when the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority supplements scandal constantly lurked in the shadows - two themes that are set to continue well into next year. At the beginning of the season when Williams joined the Sydney Roosters after almost five seasons out of the game, there were plenty of pundits happy to say they didn't want him back and just as many lining up to say he couldn't cut it any more. Those doubters were emphatically silenced as Williams got better and better as the season wore on, spearheading the Roosters to the NRL premiership and New Zealand to the World Cup final. Now the question is ... what more can he do in 2014, in what will likely be his final season in the NRL? SBW was on the couch at home watching on though as Queensland secured an unprecedented eighth successive State of Origin series win. Things went well for NSW early as they went 1-0 up in Sydney but in a recurri ...
SONNY BILL TO HANG UP HIS BOXING GLOVES? Sonny Bill Williams has been stripped of his heavyweight boxing titles, will this spell the end of his boxing career. Should he call it a day? What's your view?
The guys over at Undisputed Sports have compiled a list of the most improved players in 2013. Do you agree or disagree with the list? To be included in this list, the player must have already played 20 first grade games before this season. Jake Friend Under the tutelage of new Rooster coach Trent Robinson, Jake Friend has taken his game to a whole new level. His running out of dummy half is up there with the best and he has developed a very effective short kicking game. Friend has been a crucial part of the Roosters season and is being hailed as the next Australian and Queensland hooker when Cameron Smith retires. While his attacking game hits new heights he is maintaining a high work rate in defence with an average of 37 tackles a game. Trent Robinson has worked wonders on Friend who still manages to shine in a team containing stars such as James Maloney and Sonny Bill Williams. Dean Whare The young former Sea Eagle was bought by Penrith to play fullback and started off the season in that no1 jersey. Des ...
'Sonny Bill Williams' Bedtime buddy cuddle cushion. I wish they did a Stephen one
Who were the best second rowers? Gotta pick two out of Sonny Bill Williams, Greg Bird, Mark Mexico, Simon Mannering, Sam Thaiday, Jason Taumalolo and Ashton Simms.
Quade Cooper & Sonny Bill Williams on the same photo . Perfection is the word.
Quade to keep boxing on: Quade Cooper will continue his professional boxing career despite close friend Sonny Bill Williams stepping ...
After watching the highlights of the Australia v NZ game. There was only one NZ highlight, and that was the pass from Sonny Bill Williams to Jarryd Hayne for an Australian try. Well done SBW.
Quade Cooper is doing a Sonny Bill Williams impersonation today
Fair play to the Aussie's, that was a well worked try. Quade Cooper with a pass straight out of the Sonny Bill Williams textbook.
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watching Jonah Lomu and Sonny Bill Williams footage to get inspired for my rugby match today.
Kevin Locke is guna make Billy Slater shxt his pants. Sonny Bill Williams is guna smack Sam Thaidays ragitty *** off the field. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is guna whack Darius Boyd skitty undies and Big Manu Vatuvei guna run over Brett Morris. Up the Kiwis!!!
Sonny Bill Williams takes out world's best player. See who else won what at awards
England's Kallum Watkins (C) is tackled by New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams (L), Jesse Bromwich and...
New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams to use World Cup final as justification for selection
Sonny Bill Williams in tears after being named player of year - via
Very good guy. You should look up Sonny Bill Williams and Richie McCaw. :P
I've literally spent the last hour watching Sonny Bill Williams' biggest hits, take note
Islam brings me happiness:Sonny Bill Williams: Islamic News DailyParis, November 28: I grew up as Christian,an...
Sonny Bill in tears after being named player of the year
sonny bill williams good luck tomorrow. Smash the Aussies!
Can't say I'm a huge Rugby League fan, but no matter what sport you're playing Sonny Bill Williams is a pleur name
After a stellar year, has no regrets about approach to 2014 season & the
we have a new fitty on the scene who is an actual tank, Sonny Bill Williams
Sonny bill Williams is an actual tank would like to thank for introducing me to him
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New post: Islam brings me happiness:Sonny Bill Williams
🍀. See what changed his life and made him a super star!!. 🍀.
"How Islam has helped become a rugby superstar
Sonny Bill Williams needs to come back to Union. that league stuff is for the birds
Big call, Australia by 12. Sonny Bill Williams will be too much for the Aussies! Kiwis by 8, SBW man of the match!
As well as representing NZ at Rugby League and Union, Sonny Bill Williams has won 6/6 pro heavyweight boxing fights.
Such a well spoken man. Great article It's things like this that earns you respect off the field!
Sonny Bill Williams is man for big moment
Good read from - thought he was the most hated man in Rugby League
I'm so glad that Sonny Bill Williams won Rugby League player of the year
This is a seriously good piece on I've never heard him speak so candidly.
VIDEO & story: Kiwis perform haka to honour for his player of the year award
“"I want to do things . other players aren't .do" - via Great article
Rugby League World Cup 2013: Sonny Bill Williams determined to rule the world again
Sydney Roosters skipper Anthony Minichiello says a clean six-week break from football will ensure the tricolours' World Cup-weary stars will be primed to defend their NRL title when season 2014 kicks off. The premiers fielded 16 players at the World Cup in Britain, more than any other club, with four - Sonny Bill Williams, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Frank Paul Nu'uausala - all named in the Kiwis' team for Sunday morning's (AEDT) final against Australia. With the Roosters to face Wigan in the World Club Challenge on February 22 at Allianz Stadium and the NRL Nines to be staged in Auckland the week before, there are fears the Roosters' campaign for back-to-back titles could hit a snag due to player burnout. But Minichiello, who has returned from playing for Italy in the international showpiece, is confident fatigue won't be a problem. "It's important to get away from football and freshen up, not just physically but mentally as well," Minichiello told AAP. "And that's what we will look ...
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New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams primed to make final impact via
Kiwi superstar Sonny Bill Williams has beaten Greg Inglis to Rugby League's international player of the year award.
How Islam calmed rugby's wild boy: Sonny Bill Williams is hoping to be the first player to win World Cups in b...
New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams is tackled by England's Gareth Widdop ... - TVNZ
played rugby before I played football. Families all rugby fans. It is League though? :/ you've got to love Sonny Bill Williams!
Sonny Bill Williams set to collide with Sam Burgess: Rugby League superstars to lead New Zealand and England i...
Friends and foes line-up for SBW: VIDEO: A MAN in New Zealand has challenged Sonny Bill Williams to a fight - ...
What women really, really want: Sorry, Sonny Bill Williams, I'm sure you're a lovely bloke, but you're just not... htt…
Which back rowers have been the best at Burgess from england r.l.f.c Tariq Sims from Fiji Bati Brett Ferres from England Paul Gallen from Australian Rugby League team Sauaso Sue from Rugby League Samoa (RLS) Sonny Bill Williams from New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) Plenty of back rowers to choose from. Who's stood out to you?
I Got the No. 10 thanx to miss Jerralyn Junaiah Walker 1.My son is named after his allstar Uncle "Dan Carter" LOL and shares the same birthday as "Sonny Bill Williams" 3rd August. 2.I had Viral Meningitis when I was 9. 3.First time I played the pokies I was 16, at my dads local "The Bowlo" lol I chucked in $10 took out $50 Spent My 21st in America with my multii Gurl. 5.I Had a turtle and he ran away! *** LOL 6.Pocahontas was my FAVOURITE movie. 7.I was born and breed in Sydney. 8.First Concert I went to was AC/DC when I was 11. 9.My worst fears would have to be fish, Rats, Flying or crawling creatures. 10.My baby sister is 8 days older than my son.
Sonny Bill shakes off sore shoulder: Sonny Bill Williams has allayed fears he may miss the Kiwis' Rugby League...
SBW reveals new girlfriend: Sonny Bill Williams of New Zealand in action during the Rugby League World Cup. So...
Sonny Bill Williams the second best Rugby League players i've seen live after Andrew Johns.
Sonny Bill Williams is confirmed to play at Headingley tmw as New Zealand take on PNG. Will you ??
At yesterday's Welshpool RUFC lunch, JPR told us he thought best current player in the world is Sonny Bill Williams and best in Wales is Justin Tipuric. Can certainly see why he thinks that, and hesitant to disagree with the great man, but I would have gone for Ritchie MaCaw and Leigh Halfpenny.
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Getting up early at 4am to watch the Rugby League World Cup New Zealand vs Samoa expecting NZ to have a big score but Samoa made a big come back I'm the 2nd half scoring 4 tries. He're comes super hero running for try only to make a boo boo. Sonny Bill Williams who doesn't want to play for NZ then change his mind before the team leaves for England. He runs for the try left it too long to touch the most needed try only to find his foot outside the try line.No try Sonny Bill Williams your most embarrassing moment in your very outstanding record of play. The poor young guy from Melbourne Storm who was dropped to give way for you will be laughing. Player of the day I pick Manu Vatuvei of the New Zealand Warriors who went on a scoring spree. New Zealand wins but defense was poor. Need a big improvement to beat England and Australia.
Price: Sonny Bill Williams will do it for Tohu Harris in Rugby League World Cup 2013: The flak good friend Son...
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is confident that Sonny Bill Williams will play at the 2015 World Cup -
National News Headlines • Clive Palmer is demanding more resources for his party after securing a voting bloc deal that will see him control the balance of power in the Senate. • The Prime Minister says he’s optimistic about securing free trade agreements with China, South Korea and Japan • The Abbott Government is set to launch a High Court challenge against the ACT's same-sex marriage scheme as soon as it becomes law. • A judge rejects a proposal for Gina Rinehart's daughter Bianca to replace her as head of a family trust. Sport • Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar says he’ll play his 200th and final test match next month. • Sonny Bill Williams has been given less than two weeks to decide whether he will return to New Zealand Rugby Union next year or play another season with Sydney Roosters.
An interesting video insight into Sonny Bill Williams from Phil Gould via The Footy Show.
Planet Rugby News Sonny Bill meets with NZRU: It has emerged that Sonny Bill Williams met with leading New Zea...
Williams facing tough decision: Sonny Bill Williams admits he has a tough decision to make…
Number 1 - don't doubt it. Blessed to work with Sonny Bill Williams and the
Talking to your best friend for hours over random topics...plus Sonny Bill Williams XD goodness, I love our convos XD
Sonny Bill Williams is being touted as the greatest dual code player in Rugby following his winning a second...
DTN Dubai: Sonny Bill Williams coy on his future plans: New Zealand star could return to union fold after Roos...
NRL grand final: Sonny Bill Williams to decide future in next few weeks via
Why SBW should turn his back on NRL (Morning Herald)
DTN Pakistan: SBW keeps sporting world guessing: Sonny Bill Williams is torn, his teammates and coaches are in...
So if Sonny Bill Williams and I could get married now that'd be awesome.
My school diary was covered in pics of Sonny bill williams and he's still babe'n after all these years 😳😍
Sonny Bill Williams keeping quiet on his playing future: Rugby League and union clubs are both desperate to si...
Channel 9 News needs to stop talking Sonny Bill Williams up. The last time I checked, he's not the only person in the team.
Sonny Bill Williams’ future remains in limbo as the Roosters continue their grand final celebrations.
Sonny Bill Williams: Joins the Chiefs; they win the SuperRugby. Joins the All Blacks; they win the RWC. Joins Roosters; they win the
Why SBW should turn his back on the NRL
Great column Really well argued: why SBW will leave league.
Kiwis waiting on Sonny Bill's World Cup call: New Zealand is waiting on Sonny Bill Williams's call over whethe...
Kiwis waiting on Sonny Bill Williams' availability - Kiwis convenor of selectors Tony Iro is awaiting word from the Sonny Bill Williams camp whether the dual international will make himself available for New Zealand in the Rugby League World Cup.
Rep forward, Luke Lewis backs Boyd Cordner, to fill the shoes of Sonny Bill Williams, should the kiwi le…
Joseph Parker will beat Sonny Bill Williams worse than Arreola did Mitchell
New Zealand waiting on Sonny Bill Williams' call over Rugby League World Cup selection: New Zealand is waiting...
Sonny Bill Williams should change his name to "Dollar Bill Millions" because he be getting some serious paper at the moment.
Why Sonny Bill Williams should turn his back on league - WA today
SBW not giving anything away to Roosters fans: Sonny Bill Williams has given Sydney Roosters fans no clues about...
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Eastern Suburbs Roosters win the NRL premiership . Congratulations. Sonny Bill Williams all class.
New Zealand is waiting on word from Sonny bill Williams's camp over whether he will be available for the
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