14 Oct 2011

SBW says competition's intense for Wallabies match

7:14 am on 14 October 2011

Sonny Bill Williams says there's fierce but healthy competition within the squad for places in the 22 to play Australia in Sunday's World Cup semi-final at Eden Park.

Williams, who acquitted himself surprisingly well on the wing in the quarter-final against Argentina, says everyone wants to be involved in such a huge occasion.

And lock Brad Thorn described the rivalry between the teams as "cheeky" and "fun", saying they love the challenges of Trans-Tasman contests and it's going to be an intense game.