Super Rugby return for SBW?
Wellington - New Zealand Rugby Union have admitted to trying to tempt former All
Blacks superstar Sonny Bill Williams back to the 15-a-side code from
Williams left the 15-a-side game earlier this year to return to his first love, league, after a four-year flirtation with union.
But NZRU CEO Steve Tew told reporters Sunday that an offer has been made to Williams and his representatives.
have been talking to them and the dialogue has been positive but we
don't have any ink on paper," Tew said, in quotes widely reported by
Williams began his career in league with the
Canterbury Bulldogs before leaving for union when he joined French Top
14 outfit Toulon in 2008.
After two years in France he moved back home and helped New Zealand win the World Cup on their own territory in 2011.
at the beginning of this year he moved back to league and the Sydney
Roosters as he bids to become the first person to win the World Cup in
both rugby codes.
The league version takes place later this year in the United Kingdom, Ireland and France.