The concussion which removed Charlie Ngatai from rugby for the last few months is likely to count against him for the Rugby Championship.
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.
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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.
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.
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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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 ...
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 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.
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 ...
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.
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.
Benji was probably my idol. Dylan Napa (Roosters). Sonny Bill Williams. Everything about him was cool. He could do everything.
Pindusters: Billy Williams 208, Keely Zayas 166, Will Harman 191, Andy Dutkiewicz, 219-196-586, Ray Simmons 173, Leonard Mitchell 224-223-633.