Steve Hansen Backs Sonny Bill Williams
“Victory over Argentina already leaves New Zealand overwhelming favourites to top Pool C, with Namibia, Georgia and Tonga hardly expected to trouble the defending champions”, reports an article in The Belfast Telegraph.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is not sure about that. “Watching Georgia the other day they’re massive men (…). They’re well-coached by Milton Haig and we’ll get plenty of physicality.”
According to the All Blacks coach Rugby League convert Sonny Bill Williams had been anxious about a knee injury, but was in top condition now, which he demonstrated clearly in the game against Argentina on Sunday.
“And when he’s like that he’s a pretty freaky beast. It could be an exciting tournament for him,” said Hansen.
New Zealand might be able to benefit from the group line-ups, according to the Kiwi coach, as the teams in the ‘pool of death’ are likely to knock “lumps out of each other in Pool A.”
Article Source: The Belfast Telegraph, September 21, 2015
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