Speculation over the future of Sonny Bill Williams is mounting.
Reports emanating from both Australia and New Zealand are suggesting that Sonny Bill Williams will make another return to rugby league after this summer’s Olympic Games.
Yesterday, Australia’s Daily Telegraph reported that the Sydney Roosters released Michael Jennings from his contract in order to retain the services of Boyd Cordner, Jackson Hastings and Mitch Aubusson.
While the Bondi club have insisted that the move was not designed to secure the service of Sonny Bill Williams, Rooster’s boss Brian Canavan said, ‘If Sonny decides to come back to rugby league, we’d love to be his club of choice’.
The story was picked up by Kiwi news outlet, Stuff, this morning, who suggested that Jennings early exit from the Roosters ‘will help their salary cap moving forward… raising the prospect of a high-profile signing’.
Although there appears to be little in the story other than speculation, early last December we reported on the initial rumours of such a move.
At the time, it was being suggested that the Roosters would release the likes of Boyd Cordner, Michael Jennings and Sam Moa to make space for the double World Cup winner.
Indeed, it has also been reported in France that Toulon are looking to resign Sonny Bill.
Although many All Black supporters would like see the centre play against the Lions next year, such a scenario is looking increasingly unlikely.
Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena