All Blacks: SBW itching to play

Will Sonny Bill Williams put on the black jersey this weekend? Photo / Getty Images
Will Sonny Bill Williams put on the black jersey this weekend? Photo / Getty Images

Sonny Bill Williams is itching for an opportunity to pull on the All Black jersey this weekend in London.

After watching the loss to the Wallabies in Hong Kong the stands, Williams is hopeful of being involved against England.

However whether that's a starting role is of little concern to Williams, he says you are never confident getting a start with the All Blacks but if he gets the call to play he will be ready to go.

If Sonny Bill Williams does get onto the hallowed turf of Twickenham he could run into former Kiwis team mate Shontayne Hape, who is expected to be named at second five for England tomorrow.

English loosehead prop Andy Sheridan is rumoured to be a surprise starter against the All Blacks this weekend.

Sheridan has been a dominant scrummager against all teams bar the All Blacks, Carl Hayman often bettering Sheridan after he had been pumped up by the English press.

Toby Flood is also likely to start at first five in the absence of the again injured Jonny Wilkinson.

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