Jun 02, 2016

    Williams signs 3-year contract with All Blacks


    CROSS-CODE superstar Sonny Bill Williams confirmed yesterday he will stay with the All Blacks until late 2019, spurning lucrative offers from overseas clubs and rugby league to chase his third World Cup title.

    Williams, who is currently playing rugby sevens with hopes of snaring a medal at the Rio Olympics, said he wanted to remain part of the All Blacks' winning culture.

    While his athletic prowess is unquestioned, some have labelled Williams a dilettante for only signing one-year deals that let him flit between rugby union, league, sevens and even professional boxing.

    The three-year contract is his longest commitment to the All Blacks and coach Steve Hansen said it would give him the chance to etch his name in union's honour roll.