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While the media was hyped by his generosity, Sonny Bill Williams played down his act of kindness.


Williams said: "It's blown out of proportion. Most of the boys gave their cups away from the Hong Kong tournament, so I don't see it as a big deal."

Williams is no stranger in the giving-away-trophy department.

In the 2015 Rugby World cup Williams handed his World Cup-winner's medal to a stunned fan in London.

Even though Williams do not see it as a big-deal, eight-year-old Cooper Rodda will never forget the day when he received the trophy.

Rodda stated: "He's, like, one of the most nicest guys in the world"

After receiving the runners-up trophy in Hong Kong, William sets his focus on the Rio Olympic games in August 2016.

"For myself, it's just been about fitting in with the [New Zealand Sevens] team." said Williams.


He further stated: "I believe that if I just keep working hard, God willing, stay healthy and injury-free, I'll be able to get there in the end."

The defending champions Fiji,  and current championship leaders who won the Hong Kong final 21-7, is one of New Zealand's main competitors

Williams acknowledge the competitive nature of Fiji.

"They play different to any other team in the circuit. It's their national sport." Williams said.


"It's challenging but very exciting at the same time, coming up against some of the best players in the world sevens." Williams said.

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