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Injured Sonny Bill Williams returns from Rio: 'It's good to be home'

The All Black is remaining positive despite his early exit from Rio 2016.

Sonny Bill Williams
Sonny Bill Williams

Sonny Bill may have been kicked out of the Olympics early, but the rugby star maintains he’s overjoyed to be home with his young family – and thankful for his shot at a medal.

Taking to his Twitter account over the weekend, Sonny Bill announced he’d made it back to New Zealand shores, and announced he was pleased to have played great rugby for the past eight months.

“It’s good 2 b home,” tweeted Williams. “Loved my 8 months of playing a new game and being coached by Titch! Thanks for everything @nz7s.”

The star also shared a snap of him and daughter Imaan laughing into the camera, alongside the caption: “Good to be home with the lovins.”

Sonny Bill 'down but not out' after Olympic injury

The All Black will likely be out of action for at least six months after tearing his Achilles during the Olympic games, but is remaining remarkably positive about the situation.

“Down but never out,” Sonny tweeted from hospital after his injury. “Always praise to the most high for blessing me with so much.”

Teammate Liam Messam accompanied Sonny Bill back to New Zealand, tweeting from Rio airport: “Rio was a blast but it’s time to be nurse Hunga and get the big man @SonnyBWilliams home to get fixed up.”