The opening round of the 2013 NRL season saw Sonny Bill Williams make his return to rugby league as his Sydney Roosters side took on South Sydney.
In the Rabbitohs ranks was the NRL’s leading forward slammin’ Sam Burgess and the Englishman wasted no time in letting SBW know he was there.
After taking in a goal line drop out late in the first half, Sam headed straight for Sonny Bill and having just come off the bench, the Kiwi was clearly unprepared for what was about to hit him.
Burgess steamrollered over the top of his rival, something that had never happened to SBW before in either rugby code.
Watch the incident below (picture: News Corp Australia, video: Fox Sports).