14 Aug 2012

Foster hints that SBW will start

10:08 am on 14 August 2012

The All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster has hinted that Sonny Bill Williams will start against the Wallabies in Saturday's Bledisloe Cup test in Sydney.

The midfielder joined the squad at training in Auckland yesterdayafter finally being cleared to play by his Japanese club Panasonic.

While Foster was wary not to give too much away with the team not due to be named until Thursday he says the coaches are more than happy that Williams is available for Saturday's match.

Williams will likely partner Ma'a Nonu in the midfield with Tamati Ellison to provide cover from the bench.