BUENOS AIRES – Sonny Bill Williams is unlikely to recover from a hamstring injury in time to play for the New Zealand against Argentina on Saturday, All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster said on Tuesday.
“It’s doubtful,” Foster told reporters when asked about Williams’ chances of running out against the Pumas in Buenos Aires.
“He’s training really well. He’s grumpy with me from holding him back a little bit today, because he is raring to go.
“He’s feeling really good, but we’ve got to make sure we’ve got full strength back into that leg.”
Foster said a final decision would be taken on Thursday, when they name their team for the Rugby Championship opener.