2016 Summer Olympics - Athletes

Rugby

Sonny Bill Williams

Date of birth

1985-08-03

Birthplace

Auckland

Height

191 cm

Weight

108.0 kg

Clubs (rugby league)

Bulldogs (2004-2008), Sydney Roosters (2013-2014)

Clubs (rugby union)

Toulon (2008-2010), Canterbury (2010), Crusaders (2011), Chiefs (2012), Panasonic (2012-2013), Counties Manukau (2014), Chiefs (2015)

International appearances

33 (union), 12 (league), 12 (sevens) - up to 25/05/2016

Rugby union honours

  • World Cup: winner (2011, 2015), 14 matches, 25 points
  • Super Rugby: winner (2012) runner-up (2011)
  • European Challenge Cup: runner-up (2010)

Rugby league honours

  • World Cup: runner-up (2013)
  • Australian Championship: winner (2004, 2013)

New Zealand's Swiss Army knife

Sonny Bill Williams is one of the most iconic and versatile players in the history of rugby. The New Zealander will represent the All Blacks in rugby sevens at Rio 2016, after stints as a league player, a union player ... and a heavyweight boxer!

Boasting an impressive physique (1.94m, 108kg), Williams is renowned for his offloading ability, and he was part of the World Cup-winning New Zealand teams in 2011 and 2015.

After a series of off-the-field indiscretions in his youth, Williams is now much calmer (having converted to Islam in 2008). He has visited refugees in Lebanon as a UNICEF ambassador, and he famously handed over his World Cup medal to a young fan, just minutes after beating Australia...

Results

No results

Medal Tracker

Total Medal Leaders
  • 121
    USA
  • 70
    CHN
  • 67
    GBR
  • Gold
    46
    USA
    GBR27
    CHN26
  • Silver
    37
    USA
    GBR23
    CHN18
  • Bronze
    38
    USA
    CHN26
    JPN21
Total Medal Leaders
  • 6
    Phelps
    Phelps
  • 5
    Ledecky
    Ledecky
  • 5
    Biles
    Biles
  • Gold
    5
    Phelps
    Phelps
    Ledecky4
    Biles4
  • Silver
    3
    Hammer
    Hammer
    Manuel2
    McKeon2
  • Bronze
    2
    Adrian
    Adrian
    Oleksiak2
    Chalmers2