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Analysing Sonny Bill Williams’ Sevens Debut

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 30: Sonny Bill Williams of New Zealand recieves a pass from Augustine Pulu of New Zealand to go on and score during the 2016 Wellington Sevens match between New Zealand and Russia at Westpac Stadium on January 30, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Mark Tantrum/Getty Images for HSBC)

Sonny Bill Williams made his sevens debut this weekend against Russia; his first touch of the ball being a try. As impressive as that sounds, he’s not quite first rate yet. Coming on as a sub against Russia, he had chosen the right line in support and he ended up being right on the shoulder when the offload came. Against Scotland, SBW …

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Video: Watch Sonny Bill Williams’ Epic Offload In His Maiden Sevens Event

2016 Wellington Sevens

Sonny Bill Williams has exploded onto the sevens scene. While Quade Cooper’s inclusion in Australia’s sevens squad has been shrouded in controversy, no such problems exist for Sonny Bill Williams. Indeed, although some sevens experts have argued that 15 aside players will find the transition to the shortened variation of the game difficult, the double World Cup winner seems to …

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Only One Plausible Candidate For The Lions Job Remains

South Africa v Wales - Quarter Final: Rugby World Cup 2015

Warren Gatland will face little competition for the role as Lions coach. It came as little surprise when Warren Gatland described the Lions job as ‘being difficult to turn down’ this afternoon. Although the Wales boss is the favourite to lead the Lions to New Zealand in the summer of 2017, it was thought that if Ireland impressed during the …

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Massive Sonny Bill Williams News Breaking In France

There has been much speculation over the future of Sonny Bill Williams. Earlier this month we reported that Sonny Bill Williams was unlikely to remain in New Zealand after the Olympic Games in Rio. At the time it was believed that the double World Cup winner would return to the NRL, after the Sydney Roosters released Michael Jennings from his contract. The …

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Ardie Savea on SBW – “I’m In Awe Having Sonny Around”

Ardie Savea, younger brother of All Blacks winger Julian, has praised dual-code New Zealand international Sonny Bill Williams for having a ‘magnetic’ effect on the New Zealand Sevens squad ahead of Gordon Tietjens side first Sevens tournament of the year in Wellington this weekend. Williams, a two-time Rugby World Cup winner, is set to make his Sevens debut this Saturday after watching from the stands last …

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Sonny Bill Williams Named In Wellington Sevens Squad

Previously Gordon Tietjens said it was by no means a given Sonny Bill Williams would play in the All Blacks Sevens at all. Yet the multi-talented SBW has clearly been putting his best foot forward and has impressed Tietjens enough to merit a place in the squad that is to take part in the Wellington Sevens. The All Blacks continue …

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Sonny Bill Williams Chiefs Exit Moves A Step Closer

Speculation over the future of Sonny Bill Williams is mounting. Reports emanating from both Australia and New Zealand are suggesting that Sonny Bill Williams will make another return to rugby league after this summer’s Olympic Games. Yesterday, Australia’s Daily Telegraph reported that the Sydney Roosters released Michael Jennings from his contract in order to retain the services of Boyd Cordner, Jackson Hastings and Mitch Aubusson. While …

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Nick Cummins Is Going To The Olympic Games In Rio

We’ve seen a whole slew of big names who indicated they wanted to represent their country at the Rio Olympics for rugby sevens. Sonny Bill Williams was turned down by New Zealdn coach Gorden Tietjens, while former All Blacks Sevens player Liam Messam is still trying to make the squad. Bryan Habana, Damian de Allende, Lwazi Mvovo, Juan de Jongh, …

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Sonny Bill Williams Left Out Of Sevens Squad

Sonny Bill Williams has yet to feature in the sevens game. Despite having never played rugby sevens and being earmarked to play at the Olympics this summer, Sonny Bill Williams has been left out of Counties Manukau sevens side for a provincial tournament in Mount Maunganui this weekend and New Zealand’s national sevens in Rotorua on January 16-17. The news will come as a …

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Sonny Bill Williams Tweets Images Of Dead Children To Highlight Horrors Of Syrian Conflict

Sonny Bill Williams has controversially highlighted the plight of children fleeing the war in Syria. Although many of us have been over indulging this Christmas, the conflict in Syria continues to be remorselessly waged by numerous factions, alliances and international coalitions. While news reports bring the war into our living rooms, the horrors of the unrelenting conflict can often be forgotten …

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Sonny Bill Williams Hits Back At Reports Surrounding Jonah Lomu

Sonny Bill Williams is an all-round nice guy, and this is clear from basically anything he has ever done. Over the past few days, reports have emerged of Jonah Lomu’s financial difficulties at the time of his passing, and quite frankly, some media outlets have taken the wrong angle on the story. There has been a trust fund set up to …

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Williams, Messam & Savea to join New Zealand Sevens Squad

Gordon Tietjens’ New Zealand Sevens squad will have to make enormous strides if they wish to capture Olympic Gold in Rio next summer after the Kiwis lost to Argentina in the cup quarter-final and then to the USA in the plate semi-final of the Cape Town Sevens. Tietjens’ injury-depleted squad suffered their third loss to the USA in two tournaments but will be …

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Sonny Bill Williams Omits Some Pretty Big Names From His ‘Dream XIII’

Sonny Bill Williams has played in both rugby league and union with a vast array of world-class players, with some making more of an impression than others.  In the wake of his World Cup triumph with New Zealand in October, Sporting News, an Australian website, have learned who SBW feels are the ‘teammates and opponents who have left a lasting impression’ on him …

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What Football Needs To Learn From Rugby

The spectacle that is the Rugby World Cup has come and gone once again. It will be another four years before the sport takes to its most glamorous stage with a fresh bandwagon of fans behind it. The dust has settled and even though Ireland fell short of the nation’s expectations, rugby has emerged triumphant. It has proven to the world …

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Big Sonny Bill Williams Set For Move Away From New Zealand

Sonny Bill Williams could leave the Chiefs after the 2016 Super Rugby season. Reports emerging from New Zealand suggest that World Cup winning centre, Sonny Bill Williams, could be about to return to the Sydney Roosters and the NRL. Stuff.co.nz reported that the Roosters could release a host of players including, Boyd Cordner, Michael Jennings and Sam Moa to comply with salary cap …

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Video: The Greatest 12 Ever – Ma’a Nonu

Today our legends series moves onto inside centre. This position is sure to stir up some debate but there is one player who deserves the mantel of being the greatest – that man is Ma’a Nonu. Nonu, the blockbusting All Black centurion, epitomises everything about the perfect second five eighth. He can smash holes in opposing d-lines at will, he has …

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Beauden Barrett’s Amazing Act Of Kindess

Beauden Barrett may have eclipsed Sonny Bill William’s act of kindness after the final with his own heartfelt gesture. It has recently been revealed that Barrett, while visiting a hair salon throughout the tournament, managed to conjure up two finals tickets for New Zealander Katrina Haberfield and her English husband Steve. The story behind this, as revealed by Yahoo NZ …

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