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New Zealand All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams with wife Alana, children and fans at Nadi International Airport on July 10, 2017. Photo: Waisea Nasokia
July 11
11:16 2017

New Zealand All Black Sonny Bill Williams has urged Pacific athletes not to create history for the wrong reasons and to maintain their discipline at all times.

Williams arrived at Nadi International Airport last night accompanied by his wife Alana and their children.

He currently faces a four-week suspension after copping a red card during the second Test match against the British & Irish Lions in Wellington on July 1.

Williams who became the first All Blacks after 50 years to be shown a red card in a Test match said, it was unfortunate because that’s the way Pacific islanders play the game.

“First player in 50 years, it is what it is and that is life that’s the way I play the game,” he told SUNsports.

“It’s what it is, you never want to be in that position and being a Polynesian I play very physically like the boys from the Fiji Islands do and you are always bound for something like that to happen. You never want to lose your physicality as a player and that’s what we are known for.

“I’m proud to be from the islands, my dad is from Samoa you just have to be careful it is going to happen from time to time but the more we train on techniques, things like that can happen.”

Williams said he is the country to recuperate before he returns to continue with his rugby commitments.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua




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