25 Mar 2018

SBW breaks wrist

5:49 am on 25 March 2018

All Blacks and Blues midfielder Sonny Bill Williams has been ruled out of action for up to eight weeks after it was confirmed he broke his wrist in the 37-20 loss to the Stormers last week.

Sonny Bill Williams training

Sonny Bill Williams training Photo: Photosport

The twice World Cup winner posted a photograph on his Twitter page with his left forearm and hand encased in a plaster cast.

The Blues say Williams would be out for between six and eight weeks.

The 32-year-old could return in time for the clash against the defending champion Canterbury Crusaders on May 19, two weeks before the All Blacks play their first match in their three-test series against France in Auckland.

The Blues, who have a bye this week, play South Africa's Sharks next Saturday at Eden Park.