Sonny Bill Williams retires from rugby

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New Zealand’s Sonny Bill Williams has confirmed his retirement from both rugby codes.

The 35-year-old has won World Cups with the All Blacks in 2011 and 2015 and helped the Kiwi rugby league team reach the 2013 final.

Williams has always been involved in boxing. Since 2011 has has contested seven fights between 2009 and 2015, winning each contest.

“I’m keen to get back into the ring, I’ve got a couple of years,” he told reporters.

Williams switched between league and union during his 17-year career, winning NRL titles with the Canterbury Bulldogs and Sydney Roosters and the 2012 Super Rugby title with the Chiefs.

Aside from his World Cup victories with the All Blacks, he was also involved in the side that drew the 2017 series against the touring British and Irish Lions.

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