He’s one of our most famous New Zealanders.
Sonny Bill Williams is also the first Muslim to become an All Black.
However, many Kiwis have struggled to understand his faith.
The Christchurch attack has changed the lives and outlook of many, including Williams.
Once happy to let his footy do the talking, now he wants to see change in New Zealand society, and is not afraid to make his voice heard.
He speaks with Sunday’s Mark Crysell as he travels to Christchurch to pray, meets survivors of the Christchurch mosque horror, and hands over money raised in the wake of the attack.