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Seven Players That Have Everything To Prove At The Rugby World Cup

While it is rare a team will include any dead weight in their precious thirty-one man Rugby World Cup roster, certain players are still selected on reputation and experience, as opposed to form. Ben Lewis looks at seven surprise inclusions that have an incredible opportunity to repay the faith shown in them. ____ 1) Sonny Bill Williams (NZ) Still an asset most coaches would kill …

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Sonny Bill Williams Has Some Advice For Sam Burgess

Sonny Bill Williams has shared some pearls of wisdom with Sam Burgess. New Zealand code switcher Sonny Bill Williams has told Sam Burgess that transitioning from Rugby League to Union is not as difficult as many believe. Williams, who has also enjoyed some success in the boxing ring, said that, ‘As long as you have that focus, that ability and …

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Experienced All Blacks Named For Rugby World Cup Title Defence

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has named his 31-man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign. The big movers and shakers of the team see experienced players Israel Dagg, Jeremy Thrush, Lima Sopoaga and Cory Jane miss out, with Steve Hansen and co. preferring the exuberance of Nehe Milner-Skudder, Victor Vito and Waisaki Nahalo to light up their already …

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Ma’a Nonu Over Sonny Bill Williams Is A No Brainer

The All Blacks recent Bledisloe victory over Australia at Eden Park confirmed two things; Daniel Carter is back to his sublime best and it will take something special from either Beauden Barrett, Colin Slade or Lima Sopoaga to knock him off the pecking order leading into the World Cup playoff stages. What also stood out from the All Black demolition …

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Confirmed: Sonny Bill Williams Off To Rio

It has been confirmed that Chiefs duo Sonny Bill Williams and Liam Messam will lead the New Zealand Sevens Squad to Rio for the Olympics next year. The squad was announced on Wednesday by Sir Gordon Tietjens, and the Chiefs pair will join up with new captain Scott Curry and Wellington’s Ardie Savea in the squad. The squad announcement most certainly comes as …

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Conrad Smith: We Love To Hate Australia

New Zealand’s Conrad Smith won’t be relinquishing possession of the Bledisloe Cup without a fight this weekend. The All Blacks head to Sydney this weekend to take on the Wallabies in the Rugby Championship decider at ANZ Stadium, as New Zealand look to retain both the Rugby Championship and the Bledisloe Cup with a win Saturday night. A win for …

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All Blacks Drop Dan Carter and Sonny Bill Williams

New Zealand Coach, Steve Hansen, has chosen to travel to South Africa without the duo Steve Hansen looks set to test the depth of his squad by leaving out Dan Carter and Sonny Bill Williams, for the All Blacks clash with the Springboks. After New Zealand’s victory over Argentina, Hansen explained; ‘Sonny has got bit of a busy schedule so we will let …

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VINE: SBW Warned Following Huge Hit On Fellow All Blacks Player Smith

They may be All Blacks team-mates but when it comes to Super Rugby, Sonny Bill Williams certainly wasn’t holding back against his New Zealand counterpart Conrad Smith last Saturday.  With Chiefs facing Hurricanes on Saturday in round 18, Williams absolutely smashed his team-mate on the 40-minute mark. The commissioner for foul play incidents offers warnings for incidents which are very …

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