Sonny Bill Williams Quotes About Player, Rugby, Identity

Sonny Bill Williams Quotes About Player, Rugby, Identity

Sonny Bill Williams Quotes

Sonny Bill Williams Quotes:

A young fella snuck out on to the field somehow, but when he was coming up to give me a hug, he got smoked by the guard. He was lucky the guy didn’t break his ribs.

Sonny Bill Williams

All I want is respect.

Sonny Bill Williams

Although the rugby league fraternity probably don’t like it, the rugby union fraternity probably doesn’t like it, it’s cool for sportsmen, for young kids coming up, to know that there’s not just that one door.

Sonny Bill Williams

As soon as I signed for the French rugby union, it was just a huge relief, you know, because I was out of Sydney and out of sight doing what was best for myself.

Sonny Bill Williams

Being a young Kiwi lad, a young Polynesian boy, I was pretty close to my family. But when I moved to Sydney, I went from training twice a week, playing touch footy with my mates, to working full-time as a labourer and training professionally.

Sonny Bill Williams

By the end of my first year at the Dogs, we’d won the competition, and I’d played some pretty good footy.

Sonny Bill Williams

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Every rugby player in Australia and New Zealand or wherever they are from wants to play in the World Cup, and I am no different.

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Sonny Bill Williams with wife
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Every time you step out on that field, it’s tough. There is no easy way to approach it and no short cuts out there.

Sonny Bill Williams

For myself, it’s trying to do my best in whatever I am doing. At this time, it is boxing; then when I get home, I want to be the best father, the best husband, the best man I can be.

Sonny Bill Williams

How can I tell my daughter when she grows up to aspire to be what she wants to be if I am too scared to hop back in the ring because of what some people have said about me?

Sonny Bill Williams

I am my own man now; I can think for myself, whereas when I was 20, 21, I always wanted to please others.

Sonny Bill Williams

I definitely want to play rugby at the top level, international rugby.

Sonny Bill Williams

I don’t want to let my family down; I don’t want to let myself down. That’s probably the biggest thing I fear.

Sonny Bill Williams

I guess I’ve always had a – not really thought of myself as this big star, big identity in the game.

Sonny Bill Williams

I guess you could say I have grown up, matured. I have seen a lot, and I guess that probably sums it up.

Sonny Bill Williams

I have just fallen back in love with rugby league again.

Sonny Bill Williams

I have learned from my mistakes… the business we are in is cutthroat. I have seen too many older blokes give their all for clubs, then be told they are not wanted. Even blokes still on contract are told to look elsewhere.

Sonny Bill Williams

I just don’t want to fail, to be honest.

Sonny Bill Williams

I like the challenge, week in, week out, of trying to play good, consistent footy.

Sonny Bill Williams

I love winning, and I love the challenge.

Sonny Bill Williams

I really wanted to come into the Olympics.

Sonny Bill Williams

I rock up to training, and Folkesy, Steve Folkes – someone that, to be honest, has never paid any interest in my personal life – he comes up to me and starts saying, ‘You’re not turning Muslim are you?’

Sonny Bill Williams

I think the reason I hadn’t fought was just the aftermath of the Botha fight. You put so much into a fight, and people just talk about it like it was a bit of a farce or something.

Sonny Bill Williams

I thought that if I could play rugby on TV, I’d be able to get my mum a house. That was the driving factor.

Sonny Bill Williams

I was never going to be a rocket scientist. But I found the field that I was blessed to be able to do, and I just put my whole effort into that.

Sonny Bill Williams

I would say I have become a lot smarter in the way I understand things.

Sonny Bill Williams

If a lawyer, if a teacher, if a bus driver, if they’re on $40,000 and they get offered a lot more to go somewhere else, what do you think they’re going to do?

Sonny Bill Williams

If we’re going to be getting treated like that, why can’t we treat the clubs like that? I just want to see the game and the players looked after the way they should be because the crowds don’t turn up to watch David Gallop play… they turn up to watch the players play.

Sonny Bill Williams

I’m a lot more comfortable in the ring. I’m comfortable catching punches, and defensively, I feel like I’ve improved a lot. I am banking on my athleticism. I’ve worked hard on my footwork.

Sonny Bill Williams

I’m not going to sit here and be stupid. If someone comes and offers me double what I’m on, of course I’m going to sit down and seriously look at it.

Sonny Bill Williams

It was a fairly normal happy upbringing. Not a lot of money, but a lot of love.

Sonny Bill Williams

It’s been a long while, but, thank God, now I’ve been able to get my mum a house.

Sonny Bill Williams

I’ve become a true Muslim. It’s giving me happiness. It’s made me become content as a man and helped me to grow. I’ve just got faith in it, and it has definitely helped me become the man I am today.

Sonny Bill Williams

I’ve got confidence that I’ll be able to pick it up eventually, but that’s the reason I’m a full-time Sevens player this year: because I knew coming into it that it would be really tough, and I’ve got to give it my all.

Sonny Bill Williams

I’ve got to do everything extra to put myself in the best shape to get in the World Cup squad.

Sonny Bill Williams

I’ve had an amazing ride. I’ve been blessed beyond things that I could never have imagined.

Sonny Bill Williams

My biggest challenge for myself is to be the best father I can be and be the best husband I can be.

Sonny Bill Williams

My parents were always living from pay cheque to pay cheque. They were always struggling.

Sonny Bill Williams

OK, I floss, I brush my teeth, and I use mouth wash. Does that mean that I love it? That means that I, you know, like to look after my teeth!

Sonny Bill Williams

One thing I’ve learned over my career is that simplicity is the key: on the field, off as well.

Sonny Bill Williams

People have goodness in their hearts.

Sonny Bill Williams

Seeing my daughter for the first time after I came back from the tour was just a life-changing experience… it still blows my mind.

Sonny Bill Williams

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