22 Jun 2013

SBW enjoys win over old club

8:12 am on 22 June 2013

Sonny Bill Williams, playing against the Canterbury Bulldogs at their ANZ Stadium home for the first time since walking out on the club in 2008, enjoyed a triumphant return to his old stomping ground last night.

His Sydney Roosters survived a late surge to score a 20-18 National Rugby League win.

Listed at halfback, Williams was cleared to play before the game after suffering a gluteal muscle injury on Thursday and relished his roving role, which allowed him to display his full range of skills.

Leading 10-6 at the break, the Roosters took control by scoring the first two tries of the second half.

Down 20-6 with 19 minutes to go, the Bulldogs scored the last 12 points, but ran out of time, slipping to just their second loss in their past nine games.