Sonny Bill Williams News + Progress in ITM Cup

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    http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-union/union-news/sbw-signs-for-canterbury-x2026-crusaders-not-bulldogs-20100622-yvsp.html
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    No doubt in my mind he will do very well at ITM and even Super 14, but where he needs to think faster and be quicker off the ball with less space at international level, I can't see him doing that. Will do well in the ITM cup though, I reckon.
     
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    I think if he has any chance of becoming an All Black, then playing outside Carter and inside Fruen would be the place for him to be. The Crusaders breed consistancy, which is what Williams would desperately need in order to gain a spot for the RWC, with only a year or so of NZ rugby under his belt.
     
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    To you who say it's not confirmed... you owe me a beer if it turns out this way ;)
     
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    I think Counties for NPC where he can continue learning from Umaga and adjust to the NZ style of play without the pressure there is in Canterbury. I mean everyone knows Counties is going to come last, Sonny Bill could ease in without people slamming him before hes found his feet.

    Then he can go to the Crusaders and pair up with Carter for the S14.

    Sign to the Crusaders with the priviso that they loan him to Counties, win win.
     
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    Not saying it won't - just not finalised.
     
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    Like to see him go to Hawkes Bay.

    But any club that takes him will have its pro's and con's. SBW will develop with any of the three teams, it will be a great move for him and if he intends to work hard then he will get his reward eventually.
     
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    From where I'm standing, SBW is going to NZ to win the NPC, S14, Tri Nations and World Cup. This is why he signed for Canterbury and the Crusaders. Playing with Tana would have been tempting but or guys like him the only point in competing is to win, and that is what he plans on doing I reckon. Best of luck to him.
     
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    Meh, until the NZRU or other NZ source reports it, I'm holding my breath. ;)
     
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    This raises an interesting moral dilemma!
    In the world of media, with the world the way it is, is the fastest source generally the most reliable? The reasoning behind this being that the synthesisers haven't had a chance to "soften" it, as they would a press release?
    Or would you rather trust a confirmed report by one of the parties involved? (Keeping in mind that their viewpoint would be solely expressed, eg. nothing at all would be said by the Cantabs about the Hawkes Bay luxury apartment and car deal)

    I'm interested to know what you guys think!

    (Admartian, I don't intend for this to be having a go at you mate, I am genuinely curious. Sorry if it comes across that way.)
     
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    No worries - didn't take it as such. :)

    I'd prefer those, within the context of the situation (in this instance New Zealand rugby and its outlets) to report the news. No disrespect to foreign media that is. It's the same as an American citizen commenting on the landscape of their political climate, as opposed to our own humble views and on opinions.

    In other words, more reliable.
    lol Yes.

    Heard it on SportRadio on the drive to uni this morning too. :)



    Good to know he's in that environment. Imagine next year with Carter, SBW, Fruean, with Guildford & Maitland (and possibly Dagg) on the outside. Freaky.

    The Cantab. sport system has a knack of making sports professionals. Very good environment down there. Although Hawke's Bay is a similar environment.
     
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    Dagg is playing for canterbury now?

    i guess some poor darky's gonna miss their spot in the team now :(


    whats sad is that he might get a free ticket into the ab's just because nzru had to pay a bunch of money to get him to sign
     
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    Some poor darky's gonna miss their spot in the team? If anything theres Fotuali'i, SBW, Fuean and Maitland that are all "darky's".....
     
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    Massive signing but wished he had signed for Hawkes Bay instead.
     
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    Any news on Adam Thomson yet?
     
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