New Zealand Rugby
Sonny Bill Williams denies rugby league deal
May 17, 2012
Sonny Bill Williams has impressed for the Chiefs this term © Getty Images
All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams is adamant that nothing has been set in stone regarding his future despite continual reports linking him with a move back to rugby league.
NRL side the Sydney Roosters are rumoured to be keen on bringing Williams back from union and reports in Australia claim that he drove to Sydney, with Chiefs team-mate Liam Messam, after their match with the Reds in Brisbane last Sunday to meet with the Roosters.
Reports in New Zealand also suggest that Japanese side Panasonic have tabled a monster offer for Williams' services but the centre is adamant that, although he admits the attention is nice, no deal has been agreed.
''It is always good to be in demand, whether it be in Japan or France or back in Australia,'' Williams told the Herald. ''If you are not playing well no one is going to want you. It is good to have those options but at the moment I am happy doing what I am doing and nothing is concrete yet.
''It has been well documented that I have caught up with Nick, he has always wanted me to come back to the NRL and nothing has changed. He still wants me to come back but no decision about my future has been made. Despite what people say, there has been no contract signed with the Roosters.''
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