Rugby World Cup 2019: Sonny Bill Williams announces fourth child on the way

All Blacks midfielder Sonny Bill Williams has announced he's set to become a father again. 

Williams took to social media to announce the news that he and his wife Alana Raffie are expecting their fourth child. 

The couple married in 2013 and already have two daughters and a son.

"Sometimes I really don't think I deserve all the blessings I've received in my life. Alhumdulliah Alhumdulliah Alhumdulliah!! Love & blessings fam," he posted.

The couple's first daughter Imaan was born in 2014, with Aisha, his second daughter, born in 2016 followed by son Zaid last June.

Williams is currently in Japan with the All Blacks as they look to win the Rugby World Cup for the third consecutive time. 

Last week, Williams posted a photo of himself with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern where he hinted at possible baby news. 

"It was nice having you at training Jacinda," Williams wrote on his Instagram page. "But even better having a yarn with you about having more children."

Earlier this week, Williams was forced to apologise after posting a picture on social media, without giving the photographer proper credit.

On Tuesday night, Williams - who is of Muslim faith - hit out at Instagram, after an image of him and fellow Muslim Ofa Tuungafasi praying before the All Blacks v South Africa Saturday match was taken down.

It was later revealed reason why the picture was removed was because the photographer's byline had been cropped out.

"Asalamualiakum brother, please forgive me for the misunderstanding," Williams wrote in his apology. 

"I was sent the photo that already had your name cropped out, if I'd known before I posted I would've tagged you as you captured a beautiful moment."

The All Blacks are back in action on Tuesday when they face Canada in their second match.

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