Sonny Bill Williams out of the Olympics

  • Sonny Bill Williams has been ruled out of rest of the Olympic games
  • The Rugby World Cup winner ruptured his Achilles tendon during their loss to Japan
  • New Zealand also lost Joe Webber after he suffered a shoulder injury
New Zealand’s Sonny Bill Williams has been ruled out of the rest of the Olympic rugby sevens competition after partially rupturing his Achilles’ tendon.

The 31-year-old has been replaced in the squad by Sione Molia.

Williams, a two-time World Cup winner, limped off as his side lost 14-12 to Japan in their opening match in Rio.

He took time off from the 15-a-side game to focus on Rio and was expected to rejoin the New Zealand squad for the Rugby Championship later this month.

The loss of Sonny Bill Williams will be a massive blow to the team.

New Zealand’s next game will be against Kenya.


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