The All Blacks are back on the training field today in Wellington, with midfielder Sonny Bill Williams in the mix 12 days after having knee surgery.
The second five-eighth had an existing problem during the most recent All Blacks training camp and the subsequent operation was meant to prevent him from training until the end of the month.
What a blessing to be back a little earlier than anticipated 🤲🏽 that singing post operation must have done wonders on the knee... nah jokes too far 🤣🤣🤣 - Really enjoying my role helping my AB brothers prepare this week. Lessss Goooooooo!! pic.twitter.com/laIaI7cFzj— Sonny Bill Williams (@SonnyBWilliams) June 12, 2018
Williams is unlikely to play in this weekend's second Test against France.
But the cross-code star is expected to be available for next week's third Test against France in Dunedin.