28 Jun 2012

Chiefs coach says Williams departure will be disappointing

10:19 am on 28 June 2012

The Chiefs coach Dave Rennie says he'll be disappointed if Sonny Bill Williams decides to leave the Super rugby franchise at the end of the year.

Earlier this week the New Zealand Rugby Union confirmed Sonny Bill Williams had made a decision on his future and it's believed he will take a sabbatical in Japan at the end of the year before returning to the NRL to play for the Sydney Roosters next year.

Dave Rennie says he will be disappointed if Williams leaves as he's a player that has a big impact on the field.

Rennie has named Sonny Bill WIlliams is in the Chiefs starting lineup to face the Highlanders tomorrow night.