13 Apr 2013

SBW stars against old club

8:33 am on 13 April 2013

Sonny Bill Williams tormented his former National Rugby league club with a starring role in the Sydney Roosters' 38-nil demolition of Canterbury in Sydney.

Playing against the Bulldogs for the first time since walking out on the club to pursue a rugby union career five years ago, Williams scored two tries and set up another with his first touch of the ball.

It was the sort of performance which had two-time premiership-winning coach Phil Gould claiming the dual international could carry the Roosters to a premiership on his own back.

Williams wasted little time in silencing the chanting Bulldogs fans with a brilliant cut-out pass for Roger Tuivasa-Sheck on nine minutes starting the rot.

Despite their dominance, the Roosters only added a James Maloney penalty before halftime but, from the restart, the floodgates opened, Williams sealing his first try.

The tries continued to flow for the home side with Williams powering over Josh Morris for his second before fellow new signing Maloney and Michael Jennings crossed as the Roosters held their opponents scoreless for the third time this season.

It was the Roosters fourth victory of 2013, while Canterbury now have just one win from their opening six games.

Elsewhere the Brisbane Broncos snatched a thrilling 12-10 derby over a depleted North Queensland.