SBW 'available' for All Blacks

2012-07-31 09:14

Wellington - Star centre Sonny Bill Williams says he is ready to delay his departure to play club rugby in Japan and instead represent New Zealand in the first two matches in next month's inaugural Rugby Championship.

Williams was not expected to be considered for the four-nation Test series, involving New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina.

But injuries to Conrad Smith and Richard Kahui prompted All Blacks coach Steve Hansen to ask Williams to be available.

Williams said "of course I'd love to (play) if all the things are right on the Japanese front."

Williams has signed for Japan's Panasonic Wild Knights on what is thought to be the largest one-season contract in rugby union history before returning to Australia's National Rugby League in 2013.


  • aubrey.gloster - 2012-07-31 09:26

    Who cares!!! The Stormers/WP franchise will choke in the Currie later this year.That is the real news

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-07-31 12:16

      Wtf moron, where are these retards coming from

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-31 17:53

      ur moms bedroom bud

      sean.howlett.71 - 2012-07-31 19:04

      Who are the Stormers ? Whos is Isak ? LOL !!

  • deon.fouche.3 - 2012-07-31 09:36

    Aubrey, You better hope the Lions don't choke out of the Super 15!

  • eugene.vandermerwe - 2012-07-31 10:19

    Really aubrey a.k.a DUMB@SS!!! Yes we lost to a Sharks team that was on fire on Saturday, and I will take flack from any Shark supporter because they deserve to brag. But you my sad little twat support a team that in an embarrassment to South-African rugby. We are a proud rugby nation and The Lions are turning into a real circus. So I think you should go sit in the corner and STFU. . . . .idiot.

      aubrey.gloster - 2012-07-31 10:45

      Eugene who is the current Currie Cup Champs? NOT THE STORMERS!!!! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

      aubrey.gloster - 2012-07-31 10:47

      Who is the Currie Cup Champions? NOT THE STORMERS!!! ha ha ha ha ha

      aubrey.gloster - 2012-07-31 10:49

      Who are and is the not choking Currie Cup Champs, Eugenie?

      johan.arendse.90 - 2012-07-31 10:54

      which currie cup team does not have coach!!!!!!!!!!!! THE LIONS111111111111

      Stormkaap - 2012-07-31 11:15

      Eugene, what he(Aubrey) doesnt know is that they wont win the CC this year. and will be playing Sport pienaar next year !

      morne.vandyk.58 - 2012-07-31 11:19

      aubrey- In a world cup year the CC does not mean a lot, but since that is all you guys will have for the next 50 years, enjoy it.

      aubrey.gloster - 2012-07-31 11:23

      Eugene my Oupa se naam is Sport Pienaar gaan die Lions nou vir hom speel dweep!!!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-31 11:43

      the worst part about this rant by eugenia is that he actually called someone "my sad little twat" ive seen some things in my life but never a guy calling another guy his sad little twat. thats pretty ghey

  • jimmy.pop.142 - 2012-07-31 13:59

    SBW... what a douche. This guy loves himself just a little too much. And I'm not saying he's not a great rugby player, that he is. But he's still a douche

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-31 14:49

      he is awesome. the only truly great rugby player left in the world

      sean.howlett.71 - 2012-07-31 19:06

      SBW is a brilliant player !! He can play for whom he wants to , his choice !

  • goofree - 2012-08-01 05:04

    S.B.W is a crowd puller financial gains too the hoist team will be rewarding and international players love playing against the best from all country Democracy is a wonderful tool too have it gives you the freedom too map your own destiny and SBW has the right if you dont like it !! tough!!

  • gavin.lott.9 - 2012-08-01 11:11

    S.B.W Is a fantastic athlete N.Z boxing champ & All Black...lets not forget it's his life & hell in the sporting world he's done better than most!

  • sauikamatua.remilz - 2012-08-07 16:21

    out of all, sbw is a utter most successful sport star on earth. I like his road and choice which democratically legal. He is a nz hope anyway, but fans admired him in sport. Pasifika...l

  • sauikamatua.remilz - 2012-08-07 16:25

    his real anyway, thank u.

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