Sonny Bill Williams has confirmed today that he will sign for Sydney Roosters after COVID-19 forced his Toronto Wolfpack to withdraw from England’s Super League.
The 34-year-old, who has won two Rugby World Cups with the All Blacks and two NRL premierships in Australia, said he would arrive in Sydney on Thursday and undergo two weeks’ mandatory quarantine.
The full extent of Sonny Bill Williams’ contract with the Roosters has been revealed as he opens up to Phil Rothfield about picking Australia over NZ, and where he might go in 2021. https://t.co/a2f72Fvk2j— The Daily Telegraph (@dailytelegraph) July 29, 2020
“It’s just the challenge that I get so excited about, it lights that fire inside of you,” Williams told Australia’s Channel Nine before starting his journey from England to Sydney.
Williams played with the Roosters in 2013 and 2014, winning a premiership in his first year with the club, and said he had remained in contact with Roosters chairman Nick Politis.
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1. Tom Varndell
National League 2 South Bury St Edmunds RUFC have confirmed the signing of former England international Tom Varndell as a coach and player for next season. Still the Premiership’s record try-scorer with 92 from 180 appearances, primarily from spells at Leicester and Wasps – two of the most successful clubs in the modern era – the 34-year-old had looked to have played his last game after departing Yorkshire Carnegie.
Varndell coup for Bury https://t.co/gKxqwZcniH— Laura Hudson at home 🏠 (@laura_hudson1) May 15, 2020