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The Sonny Bill Williams sponsorship controversy has yet to be resolved, but the Blues have issued a statement saying they are continuing "positive" discussions with the All Blacks midfielder.

Williams created a storm of publicity by entering the field during the Blues v Highlanders match in Dunedin last Saturday, with the BNZ logos on his collar covered by medical tape.

It was done on a conscientious objection basis, due to his Muslim faith, and the Blues said today an announcement on a resolution will be made soon.

Williams today trained in a Blues sweatshirt without any sponsors' logos on it, except for that of apparel manufacturer Adidas.


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