Paris, November 28:

I grew up as Christian,and moving to Australia when I was 15 I learned a lot about the Muslim faith.

It was in the cave of Hira that the prophet Muhammad received the first revelation of the Quran. For rugby’s original wild child Sonny Bill Williams, meeting a Tunisian family who lived with their five children in a one-bedroom flat in the south of France proved pivotal to his conversion to Islam.

“I was real close with them, and I saw how happy and content they were. And to see how they lived their lives, it was just simple,” Sonny Bill Williams said.

He says becoming a Muslim has helped him become content as a man, and helped me to grow. “I’ve become a true Muslim,” added Williams.