Sonny Bill Williams hasn’t even departed the NRL for Rugby Union yet – and he’s already admitted he’d be open to returning to the 13-man code after his next stint in Union.
Williams leaves for the 15-man game at the end of this season, after winning both an NRL Grand Final and a World Club Challenge during his time with Sydney Roosters – as well as a runners-up medal at last year’s World Cup.
And he told media in New Zealand that whilst he is giving it his all to go out on a high, he may make a dramatic return after his latest stint in Rugby Union.
“It is my last year at the Roosters … for now,” Williams said. “Last year when I came back to the game I didn’t think I would be staying for two years or winning a competition. So anything is possible.
“It just comes down to hard work and that self-belief. Of course there is always a chance [I will return] but I am 29 now. My missus always says I am getting older and older. She has to put those baths on for me after games now.
“I am not too sure how long I will be running around. I can assure you no matter how long I am or when i am running around I will be giving it 120 per cent. I want to have a big end to the year, not just for myself and my family, but for the boys because I love it here. The boys are pretty much like brothers now.”
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