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Blues star Sonny Bill Williams has unveiled the jersey he will wear this season - he will bear a Plunket logo, instead of the BNZ logo he taped over last week.

The All Blacks midfielder has been named in the starting line-up for this week's Super Rugby showdown with the Hurricanes, but has been in negotiations all week over the exact uniform he will wear, after obscuring the bank sponsorship on the Blues collar against the Highlanders.

Williams objects to BNZ and Investec sponsor logos on religious grounds - his Muslim beliefs don't support banks, alcohol brands and gambling sponsors on his team uniform - and has invoked the "conscientious objection" clause in his contract with New Zealand Rugby.


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