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SBW in doubt for Chiefs opener

2012-02-13 11:48

Hamilton - Newly crowned New Zealand heavyweight champion Sonny Bill Williams may miss the Chiefs opening 2012 Super Rugby match against the Highlanders.

The Rugby World Cup-winning All Black, who defeated Clarence Tillman III with a first round technical knockout last week, suffered a minor injury while training.

Undergoing sprint training in Sydney while based with Tony and Anthony Mundine leading into the fight, it was revealed that the extensive workload - rugby specific conditioning during the day and boxing work at night - took its toll on Williams.

The hamstring twinge has been revealed to be nothing more than a minor tear, but it is something that the Chiefs will not want aggravated before the season begins.

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie said that Williams has not been a full participant in the team’s training so far, with the Waikato-based franchise beating the Highlanders 38-36 over the weekend.

"He's been fine," Rennie said.

"We've been conscious of the fact that he's been smashing himself at night in the boxing gym so we've taken him out of some of our conditioning stuff. He has been doing our skill-based work and he's got a pretty good idea of what we want to do."

"We gave him last week off to concentrate on his boxing but he has been running with the team."


 

Sport24

Comments
  • Lionel - 2012-02-13 11:57

    Brannas,where are you???This one is specially for you,poephol!!! The fastest gunslinger does eventually die!!!!Divvy was indeed correct afterall!!!!

      Saffa - 2012-02-13 12:18

      @Lionel, Indeed. Money Bill is becoming more of a joke and less 'a lovely chap' by the hour.......

      Saffa - 2012-02-13 12:18

      @Lionel, Indeed. Money Bill is becoming more of a joke and less 'a lovely chap' by the hour.......

      Lionel - 2012-02-13 12:19

      Money is gonna be he's downfall and of course if he fights a decent opponent!!!!!!

      Lionel - 2012-02-13 12:19

      Money is gonna be he's downfall and of course if he fights a decent opponent!!!!!!

      Ulrich Davis - 2012-02-13 12:32

      Sonny Bill will kick both your asses!!! Don't hate the player, hate the game suckers!!! #LOSERS

      Ulrich Davis - 2012-02-13 12:32

      Sonny Bill will kick both your asses!!! Don't hate the player, hate the game suckers!!! #LOSERS

      Saffa - 2012-02-13 12:40

      @Ulrich....he has to catch us first......and he can't run, his hammies are gone.....read the article - LOSER.

      Saffa - 2012-02-13 12:40

      @Ulrich....he has to catch us first......and he can't run, his hammies are gone.....read the article - LOSER.

      Lionel - 2012-02-13 12:42

      A Paarl boytjie or girl that now lives in Auckland and backs the All Balcks and SBW,what is this world coming to!!!!

      Lionel - 2012-02-13 12:42

      A Paarl boytjie or girl that now lives in Auckland and backs the All Balcks and SBW,what is this world coming to!!!!

      Saffa - 2012-02-13 12:45

      @Lionel, It does seem as though Ulrich at least supports the finest Kiwi S15 team (imho), The Blues. For that, I give him 5 points. But I take away 6 for his obvious SBW fetish....(cos thats just yughhhhh)

      Saffa - 2012-02-13 12:45

      @Lionel, It does seem as though Ulrich at least supports the finest Kiwi S15 team (imho), The Blues. For that, I give him 5 points. But I take away 6 for his obvious SBW fetish....(cos thats just yughhhhh)

  • The-third - 2012-02-13 13:39

    I had a schnitzel for lunch.

      Brycie - 2012-02-13 16:11

      I had a beer with Paddy

      Brycie - 2012-02-13 16:11

      I had a beer with Paddy

  • Heiku - 2012-02-13 14:42

    I once hotboxed a deep freezer.

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