See ya Sonny – $1.7 million reasons to go
Sun, 08 Jul 2012 6:38a.m.
By 3 News Online staff
Reports have emerged suggesting Sonny Bill Williams will turn his back on the All Blacks to play rugby in Japan before returning to the NRL.
Williams is expected to confirm the reports in an announcement tomorrow.
The Sunday News has reported playing for the Japanese Top League's Panasonic club will earn Williams $1.7 million.
His name was listed among registered players for the 2013 season in the Japanese Top League - indicating the deal with the club has gone through.
He’ll reportedly earn another $640,000 when he returns to the NRL to play for the Sydney Roosters, and is expected to pull in another $640,000 with boxing matches throughout the course of the year.
The Sunday News also suggests Williams will not play in this year's ITM Cup, as the Japanese season clashes with the New Zealand domestic competition.
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9/07/2012 12:26:13 p.m.
well all and all its all up to sonny if he wants to go and play for a Japan club so be it its not our life its all his and hes choices given that he makes the right choices he will end up a well supported man by his sports and he is a verry talented fellow and he can still go a long long way with his life still so hey there is always going to be a case where HATTERS ARE GOING TO HATE and so be it that there choice to be hatters the truth is we are all hating on sinny because we dont have the chances he has at the moment and yes we all want him to repersent us and our country to give us that extra push but its HIS LIFE AND ITS HIS CHOICES that devolopes the character he is SO GO HARD SONNY. GOD BLESS YOU and may you have a great carrea infront of you now and in the future. GO HARD OR GO HOME !!!!
9/07/2012 11:24:44 a.m.
You have made an awesome contribution to NZ sport. Arohanui Sonny Bill, until we meet again.
9/07/2012 11:18:07 a.m.
Good on you SBW-you have been exciting to watch & Im sure youll do well wherever you go.Im picking you've never played competitive sport SCOTT !!!
9/07/2012 2:47:06 a.m.
Bud Slikas wrote:
I bet SBW will get alot of greif from the NZ public over the next few weeks and years. At the end of the day i dont think there is one person out there who would turn down those sorts of figures. We will miss ya mate but i wish you all the best. World cup Sorted
8/07/2012 1:45:25 p.m.
TRAITOR...YOUR HEART IS BLACKER THAN YOUR TURTLE-NECK!!!
i bet he will pledge allegiance to NSW and Oz when he arrives in sydney, will play for Oz in the league world cup, and will then team-up with his mate quade cooper in 2015 for the RWC to complete his transition to bona fide traitor.
8/07/2012 10:43:51 a.m.
good on you SBW stuff the All Blacks and ITM sucks.
8/07/2012 9:00:45 a.m.
Good on him...if i could i would..dont forget DC and Ma'a and Co have done it and returned home. Good on ya Sonny go help the Kiwis win the league W/cup next year then come back to rugby and win another W/cup..Man that would be awesum!!Life is short make the most of it!
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