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SBW 'will rejoin league'

2012-02-28 09:18

Auckland - Sonny Bill Williams will quit rugby union to play for the Sydney Roosters next year, according to a former Australian league international.

According to the Stuff.co.nz website, Matty Johns, older brother of New South Wales great Andrew Johns, told Sydney's Triple M radio station this morning that as far as he knows, Williams will "100 percent" be at the Roosters next season.

"There's only the details about his boxing career to sort out," Johns said.

Williams is contracted to the New Zealand Rugby Union for 2012 and has signed with the Chiefs for this Super Rugby season.

The former league player has been non-commital about his future beyond this year and was spotted meeting with Roosters supremo Nick Politis and Channel Nine boss David Gyngell in Sydney in early January.

Williams walked out on his last league contract with the Canterbury Bulldogs, with a condition of his release being that he could not play for a rival NRL club until 2013.

 

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Comments
  • Saffa - 2012-02-28 09:35

    Thank the rugby gods - don't let the door (or Ma'a Nonu) hit you on the way out. Bloody circus act.

      Dave - 2012-02-28 12:36

      I agree 100% he is the Ronaldo of rugby

      hugo.naude - 2012-02-28 19:35

      Yes ... the Ronaldo of rugby ... with less than half the talent of Ronaldo ... wont be missed except by the wannabee World champs ...

  • Doc - 2012-02-28 09:49

    "There's only the details about his boxing career to sort out," Just let him fight a real boxer and you will no longer have details to work out, he might need a few weeks off for concussion but after that he will be all yours.

      Franswa Tokkie Janssen - 2012-02-28 11:00

      well said

  • Charl - 2012-02-28 09:58

    you just want him to go coz he destroys backlines

      S - 2012-02-28 11:00

      You mean with those forward pop-passes and offloads? He's as useless as Lomu and Pierre Spies.

      Justin - 2012-02-28 11:37

      @S...Pierre cannot be compared with Jonah, Pierre is overrated, FULL STOP!

  • Francois - 2012-02-28 10:04

    Money Bill Williams

  • Raeez - 2012-02-28 10:06

    This bra does EVEYTHING possible just to stay in the news. mxm

  • jpcronje - 2012-02-28 10:45

    Got the RWC medal, now back to the league

  • Johnny - 2012-02-28 11:47

    He's enjoying life, let him be... He has my respect for that...

      Heiku - 2012-02-28 12:31

      If you were a fan of boxing you would not respect him.

      Johnny - 2012-02-28 15:16

      Well here is the thing, right... If he came out like Ali and said: I'm the greatest, or was a trash talker like Mayweather - I wouldn't respect him; But he has never made any statements like that... He just goes on and enjoys what he is doing... I suppose he is just one of those people - everyone loves to hate...

  • ShauneJordaan - 2012-02-28 12:01

    I am a massive Kiwi fan, after the Boks of course :) But SBW really is becoming a joke. He is all about fame, and money. Sad. How can a league jersey mean more than a All Black Jersey? Such a small amount of fans, compared to the entire rugby world watching you. I don't want him to leave rugby, but perhaps league is easier for him and more money.

      Heiku - 2012-02-28 12:32

      Even after the 2009 trinations? Even after the NZ public masturbation performance last year? You are a massive kiwi fan?

      Heiku - 2012-02-28 12:34

      I mean 2010 trinations. 'the year of the NZ sanctioned referee."

      Heiku - 2012-02-28 12:35

      an infidel living among us.

  • Christopher - 2012-02-28 18:02

    Check his boxing fights, all his opposition have been over weight, has beens what a laugh this clown is!

      goofree - 2012-02-29 10:37

      the clown is making money and giving most of it to charties the over weights are the loser not S.B.W he never claims to be a champion boxer its a sport outside rugby he enjoys and the media love him because he sells papers CLOWN NOT are you the clown Christopher

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