The Total Flanker Selfish Bastard of the Week Award (whaddya mean you’ve never heard of it?) goes this week to New Zealand’s Sonny Bill Williams.
Williams graciously decided this
week that he would help out his “brothers” by declaring his availability to
play for New Zealand in the forthcoming Rugby League World Cup.
No problem there, you would think,
if it were not for the fact that he announced his decision once the squad had already
been selected, Sonny Bill having previously publicly declared his unavailability.
Already a rugby union World Cup winner
with the All Blacks and currently New Zealand’s heavyweight boxing champion,
there’s no doubt that Williams is a prodigiously talented athlete, but I doubt
that 21 year old Tohu Harris, unceremoniously dumped from
the NZ squad within 24 hours of celebrating his call up, is feeling too much brotherly love for Sonny Bill right now.