Models dressed in swimwear had been requested to leave a promotional event for a charity boxing match involving Sonny Bill Williams, following the All Blacks star said he did not want them there.

Williams’ agent Khoder Nasser requested for both ring girls, dressed in bikinis, to be eliminated.

“I don’t believe it was essential to bring them ” Williams stated.

Williams is fighting with reality television celebrity Stu Laundy to raise money.

The 33-year-old, who helped the All Blacks win the World Cup in 2015 and changed from rugby league to rugby union, has boxed.

The Blues participant, a Muslim, was advised last season he did not have to wear logos from banks, alcohol manufacturers or gambling companies on his club kit once he listened to them because it was”central to my spiritual beliefs”.