It was a quiet news day on the World Cup front, and then a story broke.

Well, kind of a story. Sonny Bill Williams' leg injury was a serious problem, so the claim went. He might have to quit the All Blacks before the World Cup starts.

For now, it has been portrayed as a false alarm although no smoke without fire I say.


Whichever way, it showed SBW's pulling power. Sports media in rugby countries around the globe highlighted the situation.

I've been told that SBW's headline-making knack has annoyed some rugby teammates. After all, the great Richie