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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 - ‎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.

What's the Buzz: Saint, Sinner, Shoosh - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
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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Blitzboks' Brown: Closest team will win Rio gold

Independent Online - ‎4 hours ago‎
While some of the teams have their X-factor players - the Blitzboks have Seabelo Senatla and Kwagga Smith, to name two, while New Zealand boast Sonny Bill Williams and Fiji had two players in the Dream Team at the end of the season, Osea Kolinisau ...

George Thorogood keeps the blues rockin' hard

Canton Repository - ‎4 hours ago‎
Thorogood and his longtime Destroyers lineup of Jeff Simon (drums), Bill Blough (bass), Jim Suhler (lead guitar), and Buddy Leach (sax) are in the middle of yet another summer-long cross-country tour.

Tietjens backs squad depth ahead of Rio showpiece

TVNZ - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Tietjens says if players such as the Ioane brothers, Rieko and Akira, Augustine Pulu and Sonny Bill Williams can perform to their potential then the All Blacks Sevens have the ability to win gold.

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 ...
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Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver says Jarryd Hayne approached them

Fox Sports - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
... says Hayne would need to commit fully to the 15-a-side code if he decided to sign with ARU. “One thing about Sonny Bill Williams, he always delivers. Wherever he goes, he delivers. Jarryd Hayne, I think is still in question,” Waugh told Fox Sports ...

Rugby: Counties Steelers name injury-depleted squad

New Zealand Herald - ‎16 hours ago‎
Tupou will again captain the side, but this time with halfback Augustine Pulu who, along with Sione Molia and Sonny Bill Williams, could be back for the first round, as they are leaving the Olympics as soon as the sevens programme is done and dusted.

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.

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.
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New additions for the Olympics

Lincoln Journal Star - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
In this Feb. 6, 2016 file photo Miguel Lucas of Portugal, left, tackles Sonny Bill Williams of New Zealand during the World Rugby Sevens Series in Sydney, Australia.
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Hansen's All Blacks Dilemma: What To Do With Dazzling Damian McKenzie?

Pundit Arena - ‎13 hours ago‎
Yet, he may not find a place in Steve Hansen's All Blacks squad for the Rugby Championship. But should the 57-year-old roll the dice and select the prodigy from Invercargill?
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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.

Galante shares knowledge with local bowlers

Pensacola News Journal - ‎20 minutes ago‎
Pindusters: Billy Williams 208, Keely Zayas 166, Will Harman 191, Andy Dutkiewicz, 219-196-586, Ray Simmons 173, Leonard Mitchell 224-223-633.
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How sevens stars shut Wallabies out of Rio - ‎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 ...