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Brad Walter is Chief Rugby League Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Sonny Bill Williams: six kilograms lighter, but good to go

Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams has lost six kilograms after a bout of tonsilitis but says he will be fit for Sydney Roosters' match against Wests Tigers at Allianz Stadium on Friday.

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Sonny Bill Williams nearing his best, says Trent Robinson

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Brad Walter Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson declared Sonny Bill Williams was getting close to his dominant best after spearheading the premiers to a 30-6 defeat of Wests Tigers at Allianz Stadium on Friday...

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Sonny Bill Williams to drop the shoulder charge from his game

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Brad Walter Sydney Roosters superstar Sonny Bill Williams has no problems with the shoulder charge being banned and vowed to eliminate it from his game when he returns from a three-week suspension.

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson praises Sonny Bill Williams

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Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams earned praised from Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson for his return performance from suspension as the premiers suffered consecutive losses in matches where they have conceded...

Sonny Bill Williams out for three weeks

Sonny Bill Williams looks up at a replay of his shoulder charge during the match against Souths.

Brad Walter A frustrated Sonny Bill Williams will accept a three-match ban for a shoulder charge in last Thursday night's season opener, denying Sydney Roosters and the NRL of one of the game's biggest drawcards...

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Rooster or Chief? Sonny Bill Williams will keep 'em guessing

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Brad Walter Expect plenty of speculation in the lead up to the grand final about where Sonny Bill Williams will play next season, but unless Channel Nine really can broadcast his inner thoughts as they made out...

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Sonny Bill Williams available for Rugby League World Cup, confirms Stephen Kearney

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Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams has explained the reasons behind his stunning change of heart over playing for the Kiwis in the Rugby League World Cup, saying he hadn't thought the situation through properly and...

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Chiefs give Sonny Bill Williams thinking time

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Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams has less than two weeks to decide whether he will return to New Zealand rugby union next year or play another season with Sydney Roosters.

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Sonny Bill Williams defends decision to take Tohu Harris' World Cup place

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Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams says he feels "like shit" for taking Tohu Harris's place in New Zealand's World Cup side but believes he would have lifelong regrets if he again missed the opportunity to play in...

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Sonny Bill Williams declares himself available for New Zealand Kiwis World Cup squad

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Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams is set to provide a huge boost to New Zealand's World Cup defence - and the tournament itself - after making himself available for the Kiwis.

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Sonny Bill Williams looks to Rugby League World Cup semis after crusher scare

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Brad Walter New Zealand superstar Sonny Bill Williams has described hearing a crack in his neck after a crusher tackle by Scotland forward Adam Walker as one of the most frightening moments of his sporting...

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Player warned for crusher tackle on Sonny Bill Williams

Brad Walter The player who left Sonny Bill Williams fearing he had suffered a serious neck injury in last weekend's World Cup quarter final has received a formal caution from the tournament's match review...

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Sam Burgess urged to get under Sonny Bill Williams' skin in World Cup semi-final

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Brad Walter LONDON: Sam Burgess has been told to "square up" to Sonny Bill Williams in a bid to put him off his game in this weekend's World Cup semi-final and the England star says he is looking forward to the...

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New Zealand's epic World Cup victory over England leaves Sonny Bill Williams battered and Jared Waerea-Hargreaves in tears

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Brad Walter Jared Waerea-Hargreaves was in tears after New Zealand's epic 20-18 defeat of England to keep alive the Kiwis' hopes of back-to-back World Cup wins, while Sonny Bill Williams described the semi-final...

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Sonny Bill Williams credits Kieran Foran for surge in form at Rugby League World Cup

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23:  Sonny Bill Williams of New Zealand is held up by Gareth Widdop (#6) and Brett Ferres (R) of England during the Rugby League World Cup Semi Final match between New Zealand and England at Wembley Stadium on November 23, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams believes he is playing better in the World Cup than he did this season for Sydney Roosters and has praised roommate Kieran Foran for helping him to take his game to another level.

Sonny Bill Williams in tears after being named player of year

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Brad Walter Sonny Bill Williams was in tears after his New Zealand teammates paid tribute to him by performing an impromptu haka at the Rugby League International Federation awards after the Sydney Roosters...

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Paul Gallen says he wants to fight Sonny Bill Williams - in the ring

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Brad Walter Paul Gallen would be interested in fighting World Cup final opponent Sonny Bill Williams in the boxing ring – but not just yet, and not before the Australian vice-captain finishes his NRL career in...

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Sonny Bill Williams regrets nothing

WARRINGTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27:  Sonny Bill Williams of New Zealand in action during the Rugby League World Cup Group B match between New Zealand and Samoa at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on October 27, 2013 in Warrington, England. (Photo by Paul Thomas/Getty Images) Sonny Bill Williams

Brad Walter No regrets. That has been Sonny Bill Williams' approach to this season with Sydney Roosters and to the World Cup, and will be the approach the dual-code superstar applies to whatever he chooses to do...

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Sam Burgess feared his NRL career with South Sydney was over

No serious damage: Sam Burgess falls awkwardly on his right shoulder during Souths’ win over the Raiders on Monday.

Brad Walter Rugby union-bound South Sydney superstar Sam Burgess admits he thought his NRL career may have been over when he was forced from GIO Stadium on Monday night due to a shoulder injury.

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Trent Hodkinson's terrific try up there with John Aloisi's goal at the field of dreams

Trent Hodkinson celebrates the only try of the second State of Origin match.

Brad Walter It’s over. NSW’s 6-4 victory in Origin II was far from pretty but Trent Hodkinson’s winning try is set to be remembered alongside John Aloisi’s goal against Uruguay as the greatest post-Olympic...

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