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2019 Rugby World Cup: Sonny Bill Williams is expecting a fourth child

All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams is expecting a fourth child with wife Alana Raffie – as he shares the happy news from the Rugby World Cup in Japan

Sonny Bill Williams is expecting a fourth child with his wife Alana Raffie.

The All Blacks midfielder, who is in Japan for the Rugby World Cup, announced the happy news via social media on Wednesday night.

He wrote: ‘Sometimes I really don’t think I deserve all the blessings I’ve received in my life. Alhumdulliah Alhumdulliah Alhumdulliah!’

Baby joy! Sonny Bill Williams (left) is expecting a fourth child with his wife Alana Raffie (right). The couple are pictured with their two daughters, Imaan and Aisha, and son Zaid

‘Alhamdulillah’ is an Arabic word meaning ‘praise be to God’.

The 34-year-old accompanied his Twitter post with a photo of four All Blacks rugby jerseys bearing the names of his three children plus ‘Baby #4’.

Sonny Bill, who is a practicing Muslim, already shares two daughters and a son with his wife Alana, a Brazilian former nightclub dancer. 

'Love and blessings': The All Blacks midfielder, who is in Japan for the Rugby World Cup, announced the happy news via social media on Wednesday night

‘Love and blessings’: The All Blacks midfielder, who is in Japan for the Rugby World Cup, announced the happy news via social media on Wednesday night

Coming soon! The 34-year-old accompanied his Twitter post with a photo of four All Blacks rugby jerseys bearing the names of his three children plus 'Baby #4'

Coming soon! The 34-year-old accompanied his Twitter post with a photo of four All Blacks rugby jerseys bearing the names of his three children plus ‘Baby #4’

Sporting hero: Sonny Bill is pictured during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group B game between New Zealand and South Africa in Yokohama, Japan on Saturday

Sporting hero: Sonny Bill is pictured during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group B game between New Zealand and South Africa in Yokohama, Japan on Saturday

The couple married in 2013 and welcomed their first daughter, Imaan, the following year.

Their second daughter, Aisha, was born in late 2016 and their son, Zaid, was born in June 2018. 

Only last week, the rugby star spoke about family matters with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at an All Blacks training session in Tokyo. 

Family life: Sonny Bill, who is a practicing Muslim, already shares two daughters and a son with his wife Alana, a Brazilian former nightclub dancer

Family life: Sonny Bill, who is a practicing Muslim, already shares two daughters and a son with his wife Alana, a Brazilian former nightclub dancer

Brood: The couple married in 2013 and welcomed their first daughter, Imaan, the following year. Their second daughter, Aisha, was born in 2016 and their son, Zaid, was born in 2018

Brood: The couple married in 2013 and welcomed their first daughter, Imaan, the following year. Their second daughter, Aisha, was born in 2016 and their son, Zaid, was born in 2018

Ms Ardern told reporters afterwards that Sonny Bill had asked her if she and her partner Clarke Gayford were planning to have more children.

‘I was just talking very briefly with Sonny Bill about preparation and he changed the conversation quite quickly,’ she said.

‘Look, he was trying to encourage us to expand our family. I was just encouraging him to win the game.’

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