Rugby

SBW's NRL contract approved

2012-12-21 13:08
Sonny Bill Williams (File)

Cape Town - The wait is finally over for Sonny Bill Williams, with the Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) informing the Sydney Roosters that the code-hopping superstar's 2013 playing contract has been registered.

According to the Stuff.co.nz website, after signing a one-year deal with the Roosters on November 13, it's been a drawn out process for salary cap auditor Ian Schubert to approve the deal.

The dual-international is pursuing a boxing career on the side and has a fight against South African Francois Botha scheduled for February 2013.

Williams represented the All Blacks this year before enjoying a stint in Japanese rugby, and there's every chance he will switch back to the XV-a-side code after his commitments with the Roosters are finished in 2013.

At his welcoming press conference with the Roosters back in November, Williams seemed non-plussed about returning to league, making it clear he was only doing so to honour a handshake promise to the club's chairperson Nick Politis.

There were some concerns Williams would walk out on his Roosters deal if the NRL didn't register the contract quickly.

 

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