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Sonny Bill Williams Has Revealed Which Athlete He Hated Playing Against The Most

Sonny Bill Williams Has Revealed Which Athlete He Hated Playing Against The Most

When asked who his toughest opponent was, SBW instantly knew the answer.

Max Sherry

Max Sherry

Sonny Bill Williams is, without doubt, one of the biggest cross-code stars of his generation.

The bloke has won two rugby union World Cups with the All Blacks, two NRL Premierships and was even the WBA International Heavyweight Champion at one point.

Sonny Bill Williams.

As far as modern-day athletes go, Williams is up there with the very best in history from this side of the globe.

Throughout his decorated union and league career, SBW has come up against some of the biggest and best players on the planet.

But now, after hanging up the boots for over a year, the legendary New Zealander has revealed exactly who he hated playing against the most.

Appearing on The Rush Hour, radio host Mark Geyer asked SBW: "Is there a player who stood out who you've played against that you thought 'ahh geez, I don't want to play against him again'?"

To which Williams replied: "Greg Inglis. I don't know if you remember in 2013 where they put me in the centres to defend against him because all their tries were coming down the left edge.

Greg Inglis.

"I said to myself before the game about mental warfare. I said to myself 'I want to show this dude'.

"Bro, first five minutes I shoot out of the line and read the play. He catches the ball and I hit him with a perfect hit. That man just threw me off, ran under the posts and scored a try."

Featured Image Credit: PA/Sydney Roosters

Topics: Rugby, Sonny Bill Williams, Rugby Union, Rugby League, nrl, Australia