1 Jan 2012

Australian newspaper report says Sonny Bill Williams to return to rugby league

11:35 am on 1 January 2012

The Australian newspaper, the Sunday Telegraph, is reporting that All Black Sonny Bill Williams is set to return to rugby league and join the Sydney Roosters in the NRL in 2013.

The paper says a five year ,5.2 million dollar deal is close to be signed off.

Williams is contracted to the New Zealand Rugby Union for this year and will play for the Waikato Chiefs in this season's Super 15 competition.

Williams walked out on the Canterbury Bulldogs in 2008 to pursue a rugby union career.