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Sport Sonny Bill Williams signs for Super League newcomers Toronto

13:30  08 november  2019
13:30  08 november  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

Sonny Bill close to joining Toronto

  Sonny Bill close to joining Toronto New Zealand cross-code star Sonny Bill Williams is close to sealing a return to rugby league with Super League newcomers Toronto Wolfpack.Williams is set to a sign a multi-million pound two-year deal with the Canadian side, which will make him the highest-paid player in the history of either code.

Sonny Bill Williams puts Rugby World Cup disappointment with New Zealand behind him by signing Super League newcomers Toronto Wolfpack have signed Sonny Bill Williams The 34-year-old dual-code international will be officially unveiled next week

New Zealand cross-code star Sonny Bill Williams is set to join Super League newcomers Toronto Wolfpack on a two-year deal. Williams will be a marquee player and has agreed a reported multi-million pound deal to return to rugby league . The 34-year-old was a member of the All Blacks side who

Sonny Bill Williams with a football ball: New Super League signing Sonny Bill Williams © Getty Images New Super League signing Sonny Bill Williams

Sonny Bill Williams has returned to rugby league by signing a two-year deal with Super League newcomers Toronto Wolfpack.

The 34-year-old, a two-time Rugby World Cup winner with New Zealand, has switched codes again having signed a contract reportedly worth 9 million Canadian dollars that will make him the highest-paid rugby league player in the world.

Williams, who featured for the All Blacks in their run to the World Cup semi-finals last month, began his professional career in the NRL with Canterbury Bulldogs.

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Sonny Bill Williams joins Toronto Wolfpack in record breaking deal

  Sonny Bill Williams joins Toronto Wolfpack in record breaking deal Toronto Wolfpack have signed cross-code star Sonny Bill Williams in a multimillion pound deal that will see him become the most expensive player in rugby union and rugby league history. The New Zealand superstar will return to rugby league as Toronto’s marquee signing after finishing third with the All Blacks in this year’s World Cup. Williams’ record breaking move to the Super League newcomers is worth an estimated $10million (£5million) over the two years he has agreed to sign for; a staggering amount that is far more than most other Super League sides would spend on an entire squad.

Sonny Bill Williams has completed his cross-code return to rugby league after signing for Super League newcomers Toronto Wolfpack on a two-year deal. It is the two-time rugby union World Cup winner's third stint in the 13-man code, the New Zealander having started his career in Australia's NRL

Sonny Bill Williams in 2014. Williams played for seven seasons in the NRL. Credit:Anthony Johnson. "The deal is stunning," Weidler told Nine News bulletin. Toronto Wolfpack are newcomers to the English Super League , having won promotion, and have been keen to secure Williams to lead their

After winning a Premiership with the Bulldogs, he switched to union to play for Top 14 club Toulon but returned to the NRL in 2013, winning a second title with Sydney Roosters.

It has been five years since Williams played league and his signing is a coup for a Toronto side that will spend next season in Super League having won promotion in just their third campaign.

Centre Williams, a two-time World Cup-winner with the All Blacks with 58 caps to his name, is ready to play a big role for ambitious Toronto on and off the field.

All Blacks legend Sonny Bill Williams plotted his switch to rugby league and £2.6m move to Toronto Wolfpack the day after New Zealand's Rugby World Cup semi-final thrashing by England

  All Blacks legend Sonny Bill Williams plotted his switch to rugby league and £2.6m move to Toronto Wolfpack the day after New Zealand's Rugby World Cup semi-final thrashing by England DANIEL MATTHEWS AT THE EMIRATES: Sonny Bill Williams has revealed he began plotting his record move to Toronto Wolfpack the day after the All Blacks' defeat by England.The cross-code star signed the richest deal in rugby history to join the new Super League outfit and begin a third stint in the 13-man game.

Sonny Bill Williams will be unveiled as the highest-paid The 34-year-old has agreed to return to the 13-man code with the Super League newcomers Toronto , who have made no secret of their desire to revolutionise league since their formation in 2017, are expected to confirm his signing in London

Sonny Bill Williams scored 13 tries in 58 Tests for the All Blacks. New Zealand's cross-code star Sonny Bill Williams will return to rugby league after signing a two-year deal with Super League newcomers Toronto Wolfpack. More to follow

"Toronto Wolfpack is a club that represents Toronto which is a very multicultural city," he said.

"The club has big ambitions and big goals. I want to be part of all this and do all I can to help reach those lofty goals.

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"On the field I'd like to bring high quality play and do all I can for the betterment of the team. Off the field I'd like to use my experience to mentor the young players and be helpful where I am needed.

"Super league will be a new challenge and one I'm looking forward to. It will be a new experience and one I'm ready to embrace."

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