Sonny Bill Williams’ sensational move to Toronto Wolfpack has finally been confirmed.
S onny Bill Williams’ sensational move to Toronto Wolfpack has finally been confirmed. According to Nine News Sydney, New Zealand All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams has accepted the team's two-year, $10 million offer, which is the largest contract in the league's history. The Canadian outfit are on the lookout for big-name signings following their promotion from the second-tier Championship. When the Kangaroos tour England in 2020 – we will look forward to playing a warm-up game against the Wolfpack as it would create a lot of excitement for the sport.”. McDermott said Toronto wanted to bring in a David Beckham-type player to do for the Wolfpack what the former Manchester United favourite did for LA Galaxy and that Williams fitted the bill. The Mayor of Toronto, John Tory, said: “Today's news is another huge win for our Toronto Wolfpack. “But we need to re-engage all of our fans once we get through this thing, and hopefully Sonny will be a part of that solution.”. Wiliams recently met Toronto head coach Brian McDermott for talks during his time with the All Blacks at the rugby union World Cup in Japan. Nine News reporter Danny Weidler reported Williams had signed a two-year deal with the Canadian club, making him the highest-paid rugby league player in the world. Fresh from the signalled end of his All Blacks career, Sonny Bill Williams will join the Toronto Wolfpack rugby league club under a deal worth a reported $10 million. With the Super League salary cap set at £2 million, his bumper wage bill is worth more than an entire team’s allowance. Last month, Toronto Wolfpack head coach Brian McDermott revealed Williams has expressed an interest in joining the Super League newcomers. I want to be part of all this and do all I can to help reach those lofty goals. “Having someone of his talent join the Wolfpack will greatly raise the profile of the club, and also help move the game forward globally.
“The club has big ambitions and big goals. He returned home with the team on Tuesday morning. Sonny Bill Williams is one of the best rugby players in the world and we welcome him to Toronto. Fresh from the signalled end of his All Blacks career, Sonny Bill Williams will join the Toronto Wolfpack rugby league club under a deal worth a reported $10 million.
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We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. Williams said: “Toronto Wolfpack has established themselves as a multicultural and economic powerhouse, not only in the city but across the world. Williams has since spent time back on loan at the Sydney Roosters, playing five games off the interchange bench. His game against Wales, in which he set up long-time team-mate Ryan Crotty with a try with one of his famous offloads, was his 57th appearance in test rugby. “We would not force the issue. Super League will be a new challenge and one I’m looking forward to. “Our city is proud of the success of this team so far and we're ready to keep cheering them on in the Super League.".
Did Finn Russell play himself out of the Lions starting line-up? “He will enhance the global game of rugby by being in Toronto and certainly push the brand of the Wolfpack onto another level. Credit:Anthony Johnson, "The deal is stunning," Weidler told Nine News bulletin.
Toronto chairman and CEO Bob Hunter says they won’t hold Sonny Bill Williams to his mega deal with the club. “Unless for some reason he finds a more appealing offer over there (in the NRL), which we hope he doesn’t, we’ll resume the deal,” Hunter told the Sydney Morning Herald. Sonny Bill himself was giving little away when questioned, saying: “We will see what happens with Toronto and if that falls through, then who knows.”. The main point of excitement for our club is that we are signing a great rugby league player who has the hunger to be successful in Super League much as he was in the NRL and rugby union.”. Toronto are hoping to play Australia before the Kangaroos' Ashes series against England next year. Toronto chairman and CEO Bob Hunter says they won’t hold Sonny Bill Williams to his mega deal with the club. We’re not going to hinder anyone from trying to find themselves a better arrangement. Find out more, The Telegraph values your comments but kindly requests all posts are on topic, constructive and respectful. Williams played for seven seasons in the NRL. UCI WorldTour 2019 – the complete team-by-team guide to the season: Who rides for who and who has won what? Toronto’s former owner David Argyle walked away in July forcing the club to withdraw from Super League and leaving the players with unpaid wages.
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