2 Jun 2009

Bulldogs to watch SBW take on the Wallabies

11:26 am on 2 June 2009

Rugby convert Sonny Bill Williams says several of his former Bulldogs rugby league team-mates will be at the Sydney Football Stadium to support him when he turns out for the Barbarians against the Wallabies on Saturday.

Williams says he's spoken with some of his former NRL colleagues, including Cronulla's Reni Maitua, after controversially walking out on the club during the 2008 season.

But he says he doesn't want to say their names as they might get in trouble.

Williams says he's spoken to Maitua once since the Sharks utility tested positive to a banned substance, and he feels for him.

Williams linked with the Baa Baas on Monday in preparation for his hotly anticipated rugby debut on Australian soil.

The Barbarians coach Dai Young says injuries will play a part in where Williams is selected for the clash with Australia.