How tall is Sonny Bill Williams

Sonny Bill Williams Height

6ft 4 (193 cm)

New Zealand professional Rugby player and boxer. Earlier in his career he used to get listed by clubs as "Height: 1.91m, Weight: 108kg", although at his most recent club 'The Blues', they give him "Height: 194 cm, Weight: 108 kg [238 pounds]"

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Average Guess (26 Votes)
6ft 3.46in (191.7cm)
Big T said on 19/Jun/18
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How tall with 6’3” Robbie Henshaw?

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How tall here with Quade Cooper?

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Look at this clip with Mundine where you can really see footwear and posture- he looks much taller than he usually does in photos with Mundine, could be 6” taller
Editor Rob
Can look over 2 inches taller there with Henshaw and Quade, yeah at least 6 inches
Big T said on 19/Jun/18
You must be kidding. He is clearly behind Read. Can’t tell a thing from that. Without a doubt he is taller than Read.
And said on 16/Jun/18
SBW with Kieran Read (193 cm)

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Big T said on 10/Apr/18
Seems highly unlikely to me that Frank Masoe is 5'7" given he is a heavyweight boxer and looking at him in other photos
And said on 3/Apr/18
Hi Rob,

the man next to SBW is Samoan boxer Frank Masoe who is 171 cm. Even if Frank Masoe was standing on his tiptoes he would not be 6 feet. How can it be that someone who is 171 cm looks like he is 6 feet besides SBW ?

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Ian from Auckland said on 30/Mar/18
I see Sonny Bill around a bit (he tends to go the same gym as me when at home at Auckland). I used to scoff at the 6'4" claims - until I stood next to him. He is surprisingly tall, as tall as the claim - taller than he seems in photos, but less massive (he's generally pretty ripped, but 108kg is not that heavy for someone of his height). Probably not that helpful a comment but at least I have had actually something to do with the man.
and said on 28/Mar/18
Hi Rob,

if SBW is 6`4 how tall is this person with him on this pic

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Editor Rob
He can look 6ft there.
Redwing said on 22/Mar/18
How tall do you think Manu vatuvei is rob?
Editor Rob
Well he coule taller than Lomu, although only listed at his first club as 189!
And said on 19/Mar/18
Hey Rob here is SBW with Adam Goodes who is 6`3 (191 cm) Looks absolutely the same height.

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Editor Rob
Seems a bit taller there than Adam.
And said on 18/Feb/18
Hi Rob, can you please comment this video SBW with Brad Thorn 6`5 (196 cm)

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Editor Rob
A good inch smaller just from the clip.
And said on 1/Feb/18
@ big t and you just keep posting these photos where he looks bigger than he is. Sometimes he looks 190 cm and sometimes he looks 195 cm that does not show me that you are right.
Big T said on 31/Jan/18
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Watch this video from the 2 minute mark. There is absolutely no way Read is taller than SBW. That's just ridiculous. I have met both these guys at the same time and watched them play together for years and to deny SBW is taller is just nonsense, but I know that doesn't pass for good evidence.
And said on 30/Jan/18
SBW with south african Rugby player Siya Kolisi 188 cm

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And said on 30/Jan/18
SBW with south african Rugby player Nizaam Carr (184 cm) I can`t see 10 cm between them. @jessman I agree with strong 190-191 cm max. 192 cm baarefoot

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and said on 26/Jan/18
@ Big T I had shared photos SBW with Wayne Parnell who is 188 cm. Both are barefoot SBW is 2-3 cm taller when you look at the eyes.

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Jessman said on 25/Jan/18
@ Big T
Jerome Kaino seems overlisted to me. Can't see Kaino being any more than 192cm....just look at him in images standing beside legit 202cm (possible 203cm) Sam Whitelock. He is at least 10cms shorter. SBW is no taller than Kieran Read, perhaps a shade shorter? For me, SBW is a strong 6'3, in the 192cm range.
Big T said on 25/Jan/18
Since there is no one picture that is perfect, see for yourself this selection of photos of SBW with 6'4" listed Clayton Kershaw- he's easily taller

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Big T said on 25/Jan/18
Williams and 6'5" listed Greg Inglis. If SBW is 6'3" range then I guess Inglis is listed 6'5" but barely 6'2"?

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Sonny Bill and 6'5" listed Sam Burgess. There are a number of similar photos to this one if you google the two of them, SBW is always slightly taller although Burgess makes up some ground with his huge head

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Sonny Bill CLEARLY taller than 6'5" listed Jerome Kaino and looks over 4" taller than 6'1" listed Israel Dagg

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Big T said on 25/Jan/18
He clearly doesn't look 5-6cm shorter than Elsom though.
And said on 25/Jan/18
I try not to make it look smaller I just want to bring facts. if you talk as a fan that's ok.

SBW with former Rugby player Rocky Elsom who is 197 cm. He loos 5-6 cm smaller.


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Big T said on 24/Jan/18
SBW generally looks even taller than 193cm when compared to other listed players. You just need to see him lined up with his All Blacks teammates e.g. for the national anthems. He generally looks circa 6'5", but I agree that there is generally slight over-listing involved and he is probably 6'4".

For some reason so far this whole comment thread has been full of cherry-picked images to make him look shorter.
Big T said on 24/Jan/18
Some really silly comments coming out here. SBW invariably looks taller than other players listed 191-193cm.

He is TALLER than Kieran Read and in fact taller than 196cm listed Jerome Kaino.
And said on 24/Jan/18
Sorry but I think a person who is 194 cm barefoot looks bigger besides a person who is 183 cm like Reni Maitua. On all blacks Homepage he is listed 197 cm which is ridiculous. He looks besides Rieko Iaone and Wayne Parnell both 188 cm 2-3 cm bigger not more! With teammate Kieran Read (193 cm) he looks 1-2 cm smaller. In 2012 he plays for the Chiefs and on their website he was listed with 191 cm. And also standing with former rugby player Tana Umaga who is 188 cm he looks 2-3 cm taller.

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TRITC said on 24/Jan/18
@big T yeah much heavier playing weight than weighing in after a fight camp, around 110. . Not sure he ever looks over 193, 191 - 192 for me. On the all bs website he’s listed 1.97!
And said on 23/Jan/18
SBW with Australian Rugby player Reni Maitua who is 6`0 183cm

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And said on 23/Jan/18
Here are photos as in the photo with Rafael Nadal he makes his right foot up


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abcd said on 22/Jan/18
Nadal looks like 176 beside him :)
And said on 22/Jan/18
barefoot: 191 cm
in shoes: 194 cm
And said on 22/Jan/18
SBW with teammate Rieko Ioane who is 188 cm.
He looks 1-2 cm bigger here

Please comment this photo Rob, Thank you very much.

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Editor Rob
I think in other photos he can look a bit taller Click Here
And said on 21/Jan/18
Here barefoot SBW with South African cricket player
Wayne Parnell who is 6'2.
I think he is 1 inch taller so my guess he is 6'3!

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Andrea said on 21/Jan/18
The picture with Ribery goes to show that you can't always trust every picture, especially when you can't see people's feet (or ground, though this doesn't seem the case). He does, in fact, look noticeably shorter than his listing next to him, but he easily looks somewhere in 6'4 range next to the other people. Do you think Franck might be standing on his tip toes there, Rob?
P.S. Well said about that picture with Valerie, although I'm sure that some people on here might think that you're just making an excuse and that Sonny really looks a couple inches shorter than Valerie there... 😜
Editor Rob
Sonny's height goes up and down at times, I think sometimes even he might stand poor and it won't be as obvious. I'm not sure whether Frank would tip-toe.
MIR said on 21/Jan/18
@Rob @And. I have straightened that photo of SBW and Valerie Adams and they are pretty equal, despite Sonny standing slightly behind. Click Here
And said on 21/Jan/18
And please Rob comment this picture with 6`4 Valerie Adams. He looks 6`2 in this picture! Thank you very much.

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Editor Rob
Valerie doesn't seem any taller than Sonny in that photo.

The background favours the left and puts anybody on the right at a disadvantage. It appears the camera is slightly to the left of Valerie, thus Sonny is further away.

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If I photograph a cabinet, the left and right edges are the same height, but if you stand slightly to the left of cabinet, the left side will appear a couple of inches taller than the right side Click Here.

Exact same thing is going on in that Sonny photo.
And said on 21/Jan/18
And here another photo with South african cricket player Wayne Parnell who is listed everywhere 6`2.
Both looks very similar. Could be he not 6`2 or max. 6`3 Rob?
And said on 21/Jan/18
Rob what do you thing about this picture Sonny Bill Williams with his close friend Quade Cooper who is listed everywhere as 6`1


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And said on 21/Jan/18
Rob what do you thing about this picture Sonny Bill Williams with his close friend Quade Cooper who is listed everywhere as 6`1
Editor Rob
There wasn't a link, but if you plug those 2 names into image search I think he does look more than 2 inches taller than Quade
Big T said on 21/Jan/18
Here are all of his boxing weights in kgs

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Every fight he has been between 104.2 and 108.5 and 5 times out of 7 he was 107kg or more.

I reiterate again that due to the more cardio-intensive nature of boxing training versus the bulk-building focus of rugby, if anything he would be a fraction heavier for rugby.
Big T said on 21/Jan/18
Gerry said on 20/Jan/18
I’d say 6-4 isn’t out of the question but he’s nowhere near 108kgs! He’s 95kgs max. He’s not broad enough and his legs are t big enough to pull that weight off even at 6-4.

Gerry, he has had to officially weigh in for all of his pro boxing matches and was always around 108kg. He would in all likelihood be slightly lighter for boxing than rugby.
Gerry said on 20/Jan/18
I’d say 6-4 isn’t out of the question but he’s nowhere near 108kgs! He’s 95kgs max. He’s not broad enough and his legs are t big enough to pull that weight off even at 6-4.
Redwing said on 20/Jan/18
Nah it's ok rob, I feel really bad for asking all these questions on here like many others do so I won't ask as much. Just want to say thank you for all my questions that you've answered from me. Godspeed bro
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Jan/18
Rob, maybe he's 194cm out of bed?
Editor Rob
I'd say 6ft 3 ¾ would be the lowest I'd argue, so 6ft 4 &34; out of bed is believable.
Redwing said on 19/Jan/18
Hey rob, sorry I forgot to ask how tall do you think rugby sensation israel dagg is? He's the one wearing a grey shirt and jandals (thongs)? Click Here
Editor Rob
Unfortunately there's only so many hours to work on this site, so there's many people I simply don't have time to look at.
Redwing said on 19/Jan/18
Hey rob, how tall do you think Liam messam and Richard kahui are?
Canson said on 19/Jan/18
Looks close enough to 6’4. If he’s under it’s not by a whole lot. Could be 6’3.75-6’4 zone or at worst 6’3.75 poss
travis said on 19/Jan/18
6'4 right on
KevinFrench said on 19/Jan/18
So funny how photos can be misleading sometimes... Nadal is 5 or 6 inches taller than Ribéry. In these pictures, relatively to Sonny Bill Williams, they seem to be about the same height haha.
lee168cm said on 19/Jan/18
Yeah Rob id say he's a good foot taller than frampton there
lee168cm said on 19/Jan/18
Franck ribery is listed at 5'7 on Wikipedia do you think he looks a few inches taller than that here Rob?
Editor Rob
He does actually...but look at the photo I posted in a previous comment of Sonny with Carl Frampton, he's a very big guy, comfortably over a head taller than frampton.
Borats Chicken said on 19/Jan/18
Rob, if Williams is 6'4 does that make Valerie Adams 195 to 196?
Editor Rob
She's listed as 6ft 4 too, although maybe he isn't quite standing as tall.

You can see big Sonny beside David Haye and Carl Framption.
Redwing said on 19/Jan/18
Holy f*ck rob you actually added SBW the mans massive I mean cmon damn 6'4!!
Editor Rob
There are relatively few rugby players, but I think Sonny is interesting and from looking at him he does seem quite a tall guy.

I wonder if the 191cm was just a legacy from when he was age 18 and he then gained another 1-2cm.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 19/Jan/18
He looks 6ft5 w/h Rafael Nadal
Johnson said on 19/Jan/18
Ribery doesn't look short there
MD said on 19/Jan/18
@Rob,

Why does he looks SO much taller in that picture than Nadal, who is 6'0"?
Editor Rob
Look closely at his right foot...he's doing a little rise up on his feet.

Granted Nadal is also carrying a bag of gear, it looks more than it should because of that!
Psychedelic Earth 187 said on 19/Jan/18
Solid 192.
Borats Chicken said on 19/Jan/18
Rob, why 6'4? could look near 6'3.75
Editor Rob
Well he might be that range, I think he looked taller than the 191cm listing, but not as tall as his 194cm...

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