The day that Sonny Bill Williams entered the rugby union scene, people started talking, admiring and other players even started to change there game, hell people are even calling certain moves now a “Sonny Bill”.
Now Williams will be trying his hand at World Rugby Sevens for the All Blacks and trying to make the team to go to Rio later this year for the Olympic Games. Changing codes from fifteen aside to sevens is not the easiest transition but certain players just have the ability to make that as if they have played sevens all there life.
Williams have admitted that the fitness requirements were much more intense and he did not realised how much these guys put into playing on the seven circuit these days. The pressure is on New Zealand as they did not have the best starts to the season in the first two tournaments and have establish a long list of injured players during the first two tournaments of 2015-2016 season.
“I thought the pre-season of rugby league was tough but here it is a whole new ball game. It is tough days but it is just a repetition every day. I’m lucky enough that they are easing me into it this week but it is still very tough,” Williams told the All Blacks‘ website.
“I know I’ve got a lot to learn, I know where I am at but I’ve got faith in my ability and what I can bring to the table. “It was a bit of a wake-up call, but in saying that I know where I am at, I know where I want to go and I know that comes from a lot of hard work. The best thing about what he [Scott Curry] has said and Titch has said is that you have got to be aggressive and play what you see. You don’t want to be stuck in that frame of mind where you are a wing or a prop or a centre, you’ve got to cover every position because it is not like 15s where you can have a bit of time to move around.”
That Williams will not just be a sensation to the tournament, but also add something extra for the fans and the players alike. He is one man that can be a revelation in this environment.
The next tournament will be in Wellington New Zealand from the 30to the 31 January 2016