Sonny Bill demands top dollar

2012-03-22 11:12

Hamilton - Sonny Bill Williams wants to be rugby league's highest paid player if he returns to the NRL.

According to a report in Rugby League Week, the All Black wants about $800 000-a-year (R6.3m) to return to league from rugby union, will only accept a one-season deal and must be free to continue his professional boxing career in league's off-season.

An un-named coach is reported to have said that Williams's agent Khoder Nasser "told us the only way Sonny Bill would come back to the NRL was if he got a promise that he would be getting the most money of anyone in the game.

"That was one of a host of conditions he set down. It was about at that stage that we lost interest."

Williams is off contract with the New Zealand Rugby Union at the end of the year, and reports last month suggested that he was close to signing a deal for 2013 with the Sydney Roosters.

The Wests Tigers are also said to be keen on Williams.

The 26-year-old played 73 games for the Bulldogs before a controversial switch to play rugby union in France for Toulon.

He then signed with the NZRU and has played Super Rugby for the Crusaders and Chiefs, as well as winning 14 caps for the All Blacks. He was involved in their Rugby World Cup-winning squad last year.

Williams's boxing career has taken in five fights, all of which he has won.

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  • Lionel - 2012-03-22 11:19


      Saffa - 2012-03-22 11:41

      @Lionel. I wonder where all the Money Bill Williams 'fans' are now? All those who spent the entire 12 months of last year telling us what a 'stand up chap and model citizen who plays purely for the love of it' are now?

      Lionel - 2012-03-22 11:47

      Probably in the same hole where Suddam was found!!!!!!You will never get them to admit it Saffa,evidence or no evidence!!!!!

      Saffa - 2012-03-22 12:15

      The fastest gunslinger indeed.......It will be a great day for rugby union when this 'stand up chap' fakes his last tackle for the Kiwis. (I reckon his star is seriously on the wane over there...)

      Lionel - 2012-03-22 12:23

      LOL@Saffa,so our dear Divvy was in fact correct:):)

  • Doc - 2012-03-22 11:23

    His head is now firmly in the clouds, nowhere but down from there.

      Penny - 2012-03-22 11:25

      Ja, was thinking the same thing. I demand, I demand, I demand. Hey, maybe he should apply for membership with the ANCYL - he'll fit right in.

  • Charl - 2012-03-22 11:34

    if your good you can get what you want

      Lionel - 2012-03-22 11:51

      He is sort of at rugby etc but boxing...he sucks big granny who is dead now would have klapped him better than the hasbeen fighters he has fought against!!!

      Jimmy - 2012-03-22 12:48

      @ Lionel: Fully agree with you. Just go watch his fights on Youtube... this Son-of-a-biatch Williams is an utter clown in the ring. Each and every opponent he has faced so far is an absolute joke!! I would love to see this egotistical loud mouth get the snot klapped out of him against a proper professional boxer. What a schmuck!

  • Francois - 2012-03-22 11:38

    Money Bill William$

  • Saffa - 2012-03-22 11:40

    Told you so. Can't wait for him to fight a REAL heavyweight. Bloody sick joke.

      Lionel - 2012-03-22 12:02

      He is a bigger fake than that WWE wrestling!!!!!!!!!!!

      Penny - 2012-03-22 12:09

      @Lionel - and what's fake about WWE wrestling ??? :)

      Lionel - 2012-03-22 12:12

      @Pennywise,to much time needed to tell you.I must admit though I do watch it now and again if nothing else is on:):):)

      Penny - 2012-03-22 12:14

      I hear you. Good for some cheap popcorn entertainment. Sometimes it's more entertaining than some dud games over the weekend.

      Lionel - 2012-03-22 15:14

      Jammer Jaco hahahaha

  • tony.delucchi - 2012-03-22 11:43

    ...please take this guy out of rugby union, we have enough prima donnas we do not need anymore!

      Penny - 2012-03-22 12:12

      Yes, the sharks and stormers bunch need to stop their modelling contracts and get down to playing rugby.

      Lionel - 2012-03-22 12:18

      @Penny,you confusing yourself there with the Bulls,mate,didnt Meisiekind do modelling??

      Penny - 2012-03-22 12:19

      Yes, for the stormers :) And meisiekind looks kief in his pink

      Saffa - 2012-03-22 12:39

      Eish Clowns scare me....(in the same way carnival folk and Bulls fans do) Now models....they don't scare me.

  • Charl - 2012-03-22 11:45

    Jealousy makes you nasty

  • Peter - 2012-03-22 12:26

    Sonny Bill Joker!!!

  • chris.bleeker - 2012-03-22 13:08

    what happened to the challenge from francios botha?

  • Oz - 2012-03-22 16:17

    This guy had a 4yr contract to play for the Bulldogs in the Australian Rugby League comp. Without telling a soul, he left the country and signed for a French rugby team. There would have been legal implications had the French side not 'bought off' the Australian league club. Everyone's behaviour here was despicable. No-one did the right thing. The IRB needed to show some balls and not allow a player of such questionable morals and ethics to gain a contract. The Australian Rugby League are even worse - they are going to allow him back into the ARL! $BW is a disgrace as a human being, the only person who is worse is his total dickhead manager Khoder Nasser. Both sports need to realise that they are far better off without them and not allow SBW back into their codes. Let boxing have him!

  • allblacksfanatic - 2012-03-22 16:46

    H A T E R S!!! Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!! Jealousy makes you NASTY people!!! Blah blah bah blah blah!!! Like he gives a CRAP what you think!!! #getalife

  • bluzulu - 2012-03-23 07:16

    You are worth twice as much, If they don't want you Bro , come back to league flag that Union footy.

  • Bertus - 2012-03-23 08:12

    The fights he won were all against old men, he should try and fight white buffalo!! This oke is a brilliant rugby player but is arrogant and money hungry!!! He should return to league we dont need people like him in union!!

      Rodney - 2012-03-23 10:00

      White Buffalo is past his sell by date as well , Would still be a interesting fight ..

  • Rodney - 2012-03-23 09:37

    Sbw is a top athelete the guy has hype , the looks the lot .. IF u oke's had that iam sure you would have done the same ...and this coming from a Big Bok Supporter ..

  • Shane - 2012-03-23 10:22

    Here's hoping he quits rugby and leauge all together and persues a boxing career and someone knocks him the f*** out!!!!!!! Arogant and over rated!!!! And thats coming from a kiwi!!!!

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