Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 30
  1. #1
    Thailand Expat
    Scottish Gary's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Last Online
    28-05-2019 @ 08:43 PM
    Location
    Pattaya
    Posts
    1,323

    Sonny Bill Williams

    What's the script with this guy?
    One minutes he is Rugby league. Then he switches code to Union then back to league and now back to Union again. In between all this ship jumping he also becomes a Pro Boxer.

    All round sportsman or a mercenary chasing the quickest buck?

  2. #2
    Thailand Expat
    Bruce Bayliss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Last Online
    18-01-2016 @ 06:16 AM
    Posts
    2,595
    Quote Originally Posted by Scottish Gary
    What's the script with this guy?
    Where you been?

    But just for you...

    Cruden, Williams named to start against England | Stuff.co.nz

    The All Black selectors are playing the most disliked team in world rugby...and SBW has been picked at centre...that is what they think of him

  3. #3
    Thailand Expat Pragmatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Last but who gives a shit.
    Posts
    11,660
    I think him shit at league. He never really got into the games I've seen him play in.

  4. #4
    Thailand Expat
    Bruce Bayliss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Last Online
    18-01-2016 @ 06:16 AM
    Posts
    2,595
    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic
    I think him shit at league.
    really, based on what exactly?

  5. #5
    Thailand Expat
    Iceman123's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Last Online
    07-09-2019 @ 03:57 PM
    Location
    South Australia
    Posts
    3,454
    His performances I presume, but don't quote me.

  6. #6
    Thailand Expat
    peterpan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Pleasantville
    Posts
    10,109
    he's an accomplished athlete, and he wants to make some money at while he can, what is the problem with that? don't tell Ent he is also a Muslim.

  7. #7
    Thailand Expat Pragmatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Last but who gives a shit.
    Posts
    11,660
    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    don't tell Ent he is also a Muslim.
    And a 'Nancy Boy', according to rumours.

  8. #8
    Thailand Expat
    Bruce Bayliss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Last Online
    18-01-2016 @ 06:16 AM
    Posts
    2,595
    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic
    And a 'Nancy Boy', according to rumours.
    among your nancy boy contacts?

  9. #9
    Thailand Expat Pragmatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Last but who gives a shit.
    Posts
    11,660
    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Bayliss
    among your nancy boy contacts?
    May be.

  10. #10
    Thailand Expat
    Bruce Bayliss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Last Online
    18-01-2016 @ 06:16 AM
    Posts
    2,595
    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic
    May be
    To be honest I cannot imagine any self respecting nancy boy wanting to know you

  11. #11
    Member

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Last Online
    08-08-2019 @ 09:14 PM
    Posts
    94
    Sonny Bill Williams is a first class athlete, who seems gifted at any sport he puts his hand to. I've seen the guy play rugby league, and he was simply brilliant !!

  12. #12
    Thailand Expat
    pseudolus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Last Online
    Today @ 02:23 PM
    Location
    On the range
    Posts
    17,612
    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Bayliss
    disliked team
    They playing the All Blacks then?

    Quote Originally Posted by james777
    Sonny Bill Williams
    One of the most all rounded sportsmen ever. He is awesome.

  13. #13
    Thailand Expat
    9999's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Last Online
    31-05-2018 @ 07:54 PM
    Location
    Hating but living in the 3rd world
    Posts
    5,511
    They changed the rules in Rugby League a few years ago on shoulder barge tackles, which was SBW's entire defensive game. When Rugby League brought in the same nancy tackling rules as Union, SBW must have figured wtf is the difference - show me the money.

    He was talking to NFL scouts a while back but not sure what happened with that.

  14. #14
    Thailand Expat
    Bruce Bayliss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Last Online
    18-01-2016 @ 06:16 AM
    Posts
    2,595
    Quote Originally Posted by 9999
    He was talking to NFL scouts a while back
    He told you this personally?

  15. #15
    Thailand Expat
    9999's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Last Online
    31-05-2018 @ 07:54 PM
    Location
    Hating but living in the 3rd world
    Posts
    5,511
    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Bayliss
    He told you this personally?
    Nah mate I think kochy told me on today tonight about 5 years back

  16. #16
    Thailand Expat
    chassamui's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Bali
    Posts
    11,678
    Sonny Bill Williams: 6'4" 105kg

    Kyle Eastmond: 5'7" 83kg

    Should be an interesting game for 2 well matched centres.

  17. #17
    Thailand Expat Pragmatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Last but who gives a shit.
    Posts
    11,660
    Size doesn't matter, so my missus keeps telling me.

  18. #18
    Thailand Expat
    chassamui's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Bali
    Posts
    11,678
    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic
    Size doesn't matter, so my missus keeps telling me.
    Both ex league players too. Used to a bit of rough and tumble. Some times a low center of gravity is an advantage.
    If you missus is taller than you it's best to tackle low.

  19. #19
    Thailand Expat
    Little Chuchok's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Last Online
    Today @ 04:42 PM
    Posts
    9,455
    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Bayliss
    disliked team
    They playing the All Blacks then?

    Surely you mean Engerland

  20. #20
    or TizYou?
    TizMe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Last Online
    13-09-2019 @ 08:49 PM
    Location
    Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
    Posts
    5,919
    One of the reasons that the roosters signed SBW was to bring his proffessionalism and attitude to the team and hope that it would rub off onto the younger players. Much the same way that Freddy Fittler had influenced the team a years back.

    A much better role model than the likes of Todd Carney.
    Last edited by TizMe; 07-11-2014 at 12:45 PM.

  21. #21
    Member
    Bettyboo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Last Online
    Today @ 04:44 PM
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    30,052
    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Bayliss
    and SBW has been picked at centre...


    Though, to be fair to little Sonny Bill, despite flying backwards he still managed to hold onto an ankle...



    I have no idea how the game will go, England have a pretty average (interesting?) looking lineup.

  22. #22
    Thailand Expat
    Bruce Bayliss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Last Online
    18-01-2016 @ 06:16 AM
    Posts
    2,595
    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    I have no idea how the game will go, England have a pretty average (interesting?) looking lineup.
    They usually do...drumbeat is they are relying on the Twickers Hooray Henry's to get them worked up...they are going to, sing some Negro spiritual during the haka...jesus christ spare me

  23. #23
    Thailand Expat
    Bruce Bayliss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Last Online
    18-01-2016 @ 06:16 AM
    Posts
    2,595
    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe
    One of the reasons that the roosters signed SBW was to bring his proffessionalism and attitude to the team and hope that it would rub off onto the younger players.
    That is true, same with the Chiefs...the cyclopses in Canterbury didn't really like SBW...he is a Jaffa and wasn't into hunting

  24. #24
    Thailand Expat
    9999's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Last Online
    31-05-2018 @ 07:54 PM
    Location
    Hating but living in the 3rd world
    Posts
    5,511
    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    Though, to be fair to little Sonny Bill, despite flying backwards he still managed to hold onto an ankle...
    To be fair, SBW was not properly trained to handle this spot, because he usually would just put his right fist to his left shoulder, right elbow suare rested on the top of the stomach, stood there, flattened, and possibly killed Burgess, who was smart enough to play on the new rules and tempt SBW into a barge. He was trying to milk a penalty running at SBW like that!

    Quote Originally Posted by 9999
    They changed the rules in Rugby League a few years ago on shoulder barge tackles, which was SBW's entire defensive game. When Rugby League brought in the same nancy tackling rules as Union, SBW must have figured wtf is the difference - show me the money.
    I'd like to see Burgess take a charge at SBW like that after a little proper Union training.

  25. #25
    Member
    Bettyboo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Last Online
    Today @ 04:44 PM
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    30,052
    ^ they are both excellent players, tough with good technique. Sam has nearly 10kgs extra weight which makes a difference.

    Your opinion is pretty far off the mark imho.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •