After Ban, Williams Will Be Seen Playing Again

Sonny Bill Williams after facing the ban of four years will start playing in New Zealand’s Rugby Championship at center in the opening match against Australia.


Williams, who is now 32 years old was sent off in the second Lions Test, he successfully appealed against the of not including him in a warm-up game during his ban.

He back Kurtley Beale, who is now 28 years old and for Australia, he will make his first appearance after the World Cup final of 2015.

On the other hand, the coach of All Blacks, Steve Hansen has made about six major changes to the side for the third Test, which takes place against the Irish and British Lions in July.

Williams will be partnered by Ryan Crotty at the center, Damian McKenzie comes in at fullback, Rieko Ioane and Ben Smith are named on the wings, whereas Jerome Kaino was replaced by Liam Squire at blindside flanker.

Williams after being red carded has not played any match. He was shown the red card on 1st July for the shoulder charge on Anthony Watson during the second Test victory of Lions over New Zealand.

But now after so many up and downs, the player is all set to show his game to the world.

Experts are hoping that, Williams would have best used the ban time to train himself and he will be able to get on top of a couple of niggles.

Nevertheless, as far as the performance of Williams is concerned, he looks confident and it seems he has groomed himself. The first game of him is the only yardstick to check his preparation for the game. Though, the team as well as the fans of Williams, has lots of hopes from him.

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