Sonny Bill Williams returning to Rugby Union

New Zealand star Sonny Bill Williams has signed a two-year contract with New Zealand Rugby Union, which will see him change codes again in 2015.

The exciting back-rower, 28, will return to Super Rugby champions the Chiefs with the 2015 World Cup firmly in his sights. He is also said to be interested in playing in the 2016 Olympic sevens competition in Rio de Janeiro.

New Zealand Rugby Union chief executive Steve Tew said: “We think it is great that he has made his aspirations clear and if he plays well enough to be considered for selection for those teams, then that is fantastic.”

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie said: “We’re rapt. We made no secret that we were keen to get Sonny back in a Chiefs jersey. He’s not only a quality player but adds huge value to our environment off the field.”