Sonny Bill Williams’ dream team features a couple of fairly notable absentees.
The All Blacks legend was asked by Australian website Sporting News to pick a “Dream XIII“, of players he played alongside or against, that made the biggest impression on him during his career from either rugby league or union.
Sonny Bill surprisingly couldn’t find a place for former teammates and world player of the year Dan Carter as well as captain Richie McCaw, who played a combined 260 test matches for the All-Blacks.
Here’s Sonny Bills fifteen, with one player being kept in reserve:
Keven Mealamu, Jerome Kaino, Aaron Cruden, Jonah Lomu, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Malakai Fekitoa, Thierry Dusautoir, Jonny Wilkinson, Kurtley Beale, Quade Cooper, Kieran Foran, Johnathan Thurston, and Anthony Mundine. With Mitchell Pearce on the bench