The Toronto Wolfpack will help facilitate Sonny Bill Williams’ return to the NRL by breaking his Super League contract, confirmed club owner David Argyle.
According to foreign media, Williams is looking to return to Australia, prompted by Wolfpack’s decision to withdraw from this year’s Super League season, which will resume in August.
While he was rumored to be on the radar of various clubs, Williams is expected to return to Roosters for the remainder of the year, where he was instrumental in winning first place in 2013.
Williams signed a record $ 10 million contract to join the Wolfpack and mark his return to the New Zealand rugby league rugby late last year, however, under NRL rules, one player cannot be hired by two clubs at the same time.
But Argyle says Toronto agreed to terminate the first year of Williams’ two-year contract to allow him to play in the NRL, before returning to see his Super League contract next year.
Argyle, speaking to Nine News Sydney, commented: “Sonny wants to play in the NRL for the rest of the season and return to the Wolfpack. How is it done? It’s semantics.”
“We are not playing in 2020, but we are playing in 2021. I think Sonny is right and I think it is great for the game to show his talent and be able to present his personality in Australia while we are not playing.”
It occurs when Channel Nine reporter Danny Weidler also revealed Thursday that Roosters President Nick Politis was seen in a meeting with Williams’ agent Khoder Nasser, validating suggestions that international Kiwi was close. to bond with that team.