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Sport Sonny Bill's $10 million return to rugby league

12:20  05 november  2019
12:20  05 november  2019 Source:   wwos.nine.com.au

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Sonny Bill Williams holding a football ball: New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams handles the ball during the Rugby World Cup Pool B game at Oita Stadium between New Zealand and Canada in Oita, Japan, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.© AP/AAP New Zealand's Sonny Bill Williams handles the ball during the Rugby World Cup Pool B game at Oita Stadium between New Zealand and Canada in Oita, Japan, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Former Rugby League great and current All Black Sonny Bill Williams will join the Toronto Wolfpack under a deal worth a reported $10 million.

Breaking the news this evening, 9News reporter Danny Weidler revealed Williams will make his return to the sport he made his name in with the Canada-based rugby league team.

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The $10 million two-year-deal will see Williams become the highest-paid rugby league player on earth.

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Toronto Wolfpack have recently been promoted into the English Super League, with Williams tipped to spearhead the team's attack on rugby league fans in England's north.

Williams made his name in the NRL playing five seasons for the Canterbury Bulldogs and two season for the Sydney Roosters.

The 34-year-old moved to rugby union in 2010, making appearances for Toulon in France, the Crusaders, the Chiefs and the Panasonic Wild Knights in Japan.

a person standing in front of a crowd: Williams made his name with seven barn-storming seasons in the NRL.© AAP Williams made his name with seven barn-storming seasons in the NRL.

He has 47 international caps playing for the New Zealand All Blacks.

Williams is only the second person to represent New Zealand in rugby union after first representing the country in rugby league.


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