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‘Sonny, look at your little chest mate’: SBW sees lighter side to Thorn identity – Sydney Morning Herald

Sonny Bill Williams is one of the greatest cross-code players of all time, but even he looks up to Brad Thorn and can see why his Reds team have been so successful….

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Bro, give me a weight and Ill bench it after training.
Youve got to bench 140kg like your life depends on it!
Ok, Ill do it.
An exuberant Williams continues, impersonating Thorns hoarse voice, while making it clear he didnt know if hed be able to move that amount of weight.
We get to training and I forget all about it, Williams says. We walk off the field at Wellington and in the gym all I hear is, Sonny! Get in here now!
So I walk into the gym and hes got the bench set up. Thats Thorny for you.

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