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Sonny Bill Williams: The reluctant superstar

ESPN - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Sonny Bill Williams may have claimed rugby's top honours in the 15-man code but the thought of winning sevens gold at the Olympic Games in Rio gives him butterflies.
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Muhammad Ali inspiring Sonny Bill Williams in quest for gold at Rio Olympics

Stuff.co.nz - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Williams has dabbled in boxing successfully, and starred in league and rugby, highlighted by his part in helping the All Blacks win two World Cups.

Sonny Bill set to take Ngatai's spot in ABs

New Zealand Herald - ‎Jul 11, 2016‎
The concussion which removed Charlie Ngatai from rugby for the last few months is likely to count against him for the Rugby Championship.

Rugby: Sonny Bill Williams set to go ahead of Charlie Ngatai in midfield

New Zealand Herald - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
The hugely-promising Charlie Ngatai is most probably going to have to wait until the end of year tour to resume his test career. All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has all but ruled out the midfielder from Rugby Championship selection.

NRL to scrap Dave Smith's fabled war chest before it ever got used

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
At various stages Hayne, Israel Folau, Sonny Bill Williams, Johnathan Thurston and Greg Inglis have been mentioned as among the calibre of athletes worthy of consideration for the extra cash.

Sonny Bill and his sister ready for Rio

Independent Online - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
Auckland - New Zealand will bring one of global sport's biggest names, and his sibling, to Brazil for rugby's return to the Olympic fold.
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No Olympic gold for New Zealand in sevens rugby, according to oddsmakers

Stuff.co.nz - ‎Jul 10, 2016‎
He views Blues brothers Akira and Rieko Ioane, double World Cup-winning All Black Sonny Bill Williams and the accomplished Webber as his key strike weapons for Rio.
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Brisbane Global Tens 2017: International Super Rugby club competition set for Suncorp

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Jul 9, 2016‎
The February window sits two weeks before the start of the Super Rugby season and the tournament will replace one pre-season fixture.

What's the Buzz: Saint, Sinner, Shoosh

dailytelegraph.com.au - ‎15 hours ago‎
THE news Anthony Mundine is to fight his long-time rival Danny Green has opened the door for Sonny Bill Williams to fight Sharks skipper Paul Gallen before Christmas.
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Hayne on Fiji's World Cup radar

dailytelegraph.com.au - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
McKee believes Hayne has the necessary skills to transition from a league fullback into a rugby No.12, the same position former NRL star turned All Black Sonny Bill Williams plays. “He could be a very good No.12, people think of him coming from league ...

Sonny Bill Williams: “No hubo nadie más grande que Ali”

Córdoba XV - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Frente a la cuenta regresiva para que se realicen los Juego Olímpicos en Río de Janeiro, competencia que tendrá al seven otra vez en acción, lo tendrá al All Blacks, Sonny Bill Williams como gran figura. El backs de Nueva Zelanda también ha reflejado ...

Player poll: Inspiration of players past

NRL.COM - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Benji was probably my idol. Dylan Napa (Roosters). Sonny Bill Williams. Everything about him was cool. He could do everything.

Buyer beware: Is a marquee man the best way to build an NRL club?

Fox Sports - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Sonny Bill Williams and the Roosters proved that in 2013. Tracking back through past title winning sides you have to go back to Manly in 2011 and the Dragons a year previous to find premiers without a bona fide blue-chip star.
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Hansen says Cheika bully jibe 'not personal'

ARU Rugby - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
Sonny Bill Williams won't need to wait for All Blacks return. Photo: Getty Images Hansen also revealed that cross-code star Sonny Bill Williams would slot straight back into the All Blacks after representing New Zealand in sevens at the Olympic Games.

Acts to look for at FloydFest

Roanoke Times - ‎22 hours ago‎
Well-known headliners such as Gregg Allman, Bruce Hornsby, Leftover Salmon and upstart Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats are atop the bill. Farther down are some gems you will want to see and hear. Following is a ... Returning favorite: Keller ...
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Team GB's 'star-free' Olympic Sevens side slammed by US head coach

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
... Chris Wyles, the US captain at the last World Cup, as well as Nate Ebner, a Super Bowl winner from the New England Patriots. New Zealand have also included World Cup winner Sonny Bill Williams. Chris Wyles has been included in the USA squad for Rio.

Qualifying ends for Aug. 23 municipal elections

Daily Mountain Eagle - ‎22 hours ago‎
Three men - Jed Daniel, David O'Mary and Greg Tinker - are running to replace Mayor Sonny Posey, who has served for three terms.
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Fleck: Chiefs have no weaknesses

Sport24 - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The men from Waikato are without All Black centres Charlie Ngatai (concussion) and Seta Tamanivalu (knee), while there is also no Sonny Bill Williams who has shifted his focus on the Olympic Sevens event. All Black flank Liam Messam was also not ...
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How sevens stars shut Wallabies out of Rio

dailytelegraph.com.au - ‎Jul 12, 2016‎
Picture: Mark Evans. Sonny Bill Williams is the only true 15s convert to make it into New Zealand's Olympic squad, and while Bryan Habana is one of four 15s players still in South Africa's 19-man squad, they are seen as outside chances to make the ...
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Rio 2016 rugby sevens: Britain name squads as Tom Mitchell and Emily Scarratt captain Olympic teams

The Independent - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Scotland's Mark Bennett has been included in Great Britain's sevens squad for the Olympic Games in Rio next month. Marcus Watson, brother of England wing Anthony, and James Davies, brother of Wales centre Jonathan, have also been included in the ...
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