The former All Blacks centre has announced his retirement from both rugby Union and league to concentrate on his future boxing career. The New Zealander won two rugby world cups and played against the British and Irish Lions in 2017.
Sonny Bill Williams has officially retired from both rugby union and league 🙌
His union stats 📊
5⃣8⃣ Tests 🇳🇿
4⃣2⃣ Starts 👌
1⃣3⃣ Tries 🏉
1⃣x Mitre 10 Cup 🏆
1⃣x Super Rugby Title 🏆
1⃣x Ranfurly Shield 🏆
4⃣x Rugby Championship 🏆
6⃣x Bledisloe Cups 🏆
2⃣x RWC Titles 🏆 pic.twitter.com/G8b4aEEmOq
— Ultimate Rugby (@ultimaterugby) March 10, 2021
Two-time RWC winner Sonny Bill Williams has announced his retirement from both codes of rugby
— World Rugby Sevens (@WorldRugby7s) March 10, 2021
The man behind so many special Rugby World Cup moments ✨ pic.twitter.com/LfPqj4Jftl
— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) March 10, 2021
Sonny Bill Williams is still only 35 years of age and will fancy his chances at making a right good to at boxing. Williams is an all round athlete and could make a fist at anything, he also represented New Zealand in the Olympics in Rio in 2016.
Showcasing his talents as a sevens player, anyone that watches rugby union will know that sevens is very different to 15’s and it just shows the athleticism of Sonny Bill Williams.
The Auckland born native did move to the Toronto Wolfpack in 2020 in a big money move and played for French giants Toulon 2008 to 2010, rugby has been good to him and now it’s time for a new Journey as the New Zealander says.