Conrad Smith's guide to the All Blacks
Sonny Bill Williams
"There are obvious capabilities with his size and the fact he can play like a back. A lot of the hype is because of his history outside the game, his rugby league career and then the boxing; it's a media dream, it's an unusual story."
"It took me a while to get used to playing with Ma'a but he's a tremendous player and a very important guy around the squad. I suppose you could call him the team joker, he's always at something, coming out with complete rubbish, especially to a young guy who would believe everything he says and then get themselves into trouble."
"The new boy, he came in (for the suspended Keven Mealamu) and did a great job against Scotland. He's a good guy, into himself a bit, looks after his appearance with his leather jacket and tapered jeans."
"A bit different from Hika, Jimmy has no fashion sense at all, it's embarrassing. He goes around with T-shirts over his jacket and socks outside his trousers, things that just shouldn't happen."
"We've all got our own rooms in Dublin which is a treat because you do not want to be sharing with the front-rows, and certainly not Tony. Man, he's smelly, especially after Guinness."
"A fantastic player and a great finisher but I would question his taste in music, Hosea is into all this gangsta stuff -- not good."