If there is one area that will have the All Blacks selectors asking hard questions of themselves before the Rugby World Cup it is the midfield, with coach Steve Hansen yesterday confirming Sonny Bill Williams will be given every opportunity to prove his fitness and form.

Blues second-five Williams hasn't played since hurting his right knee in his team's victory over the Stormers at Eden Park six weeks ago. He subsequently had surgery on a cartilage problem, and while the 33-year-old's rugby days are probably nearly numbered as a result of that long-running injury issue, as well as others, Williams'

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