Sonny Bill Willimas is set to return to Test rugby this weekend when the All Blacks host the powerful Springboks team. They will be looking to stop the South African's from claiming rare back to back victories on New Zealand soil. The last time this was done was close on 10 years ago.
SBW is under pressure to perform and reward the NZRU for his lucrative contract but the star Blues midfielder has struggled with injury since 2016. With just 18 Tests and 18 Super Rugby games the League convert (who played a club game last week) has played just 37 games of rugby since lifting the Webb Ellis Trophy at Twickenham in 2015.
This weekends match will be a huge test not only for Williams to show he is fit enough to be selected but argue his selection with the likes of Crotty, Laumape & Nonu all showing great form