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SBW returning to Chiefs


  • 20 Dec 2013
Sonny Bill Williams will be eyeing for sevens gold at the 2016 Olympic Games Sonny Bill Williams will be eyeing for sevens gold at the 2016 Olympic Games

Dual-code star Sonny Bill Williams will be heading back to Super Rugby with the Chiefs in 2015.

The New Zealand Rugby Union and the Chiefs have confirmed the return of the 28-year-old centre.

The deal would see Williams remain in New Zealand through 2016, which the dynamic player said gives him the chance to pursue a place in New Zealand’s sevens side in the Olympic Games in Rio.

‘We think it is great that he has made his aspirations clear and if he plays well enough to be considered for selection for those teams, then that is fantastic,’ said Steve Tew, New Zealand Rugby CEO.

Chiefs coach Dave Rennie added: ‘We're rapt. We made no secret that we were keen to get Sonny back in a Chiefs jersey,’ he said. ‘He's not only a quality player but adds huge value to our environment off the field.’

After playing in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, Williams committed himself to another season with the Sydney Roosters in 2014.

Williams's diverse rugby history includes representing the Crusaders and Chiefs in Super Rugby, Toulon in the French Top 14 and European Cup, the Panasonic Wild Knights in the Japanese Top League, the All Blacks, and in rugby league, the Kiwis, Bulldogs, and Roosters.

Photo: Teakura Moetaua/Getty Images

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