Sonny Bill Williams must earn $ 10 million for two years of work because the cross-code footy stars sign a record deal to return to the rugby league
- Sonny Bill Williams has signed a $ 10 million two-year contract with Toronto Wolfpack
- The contract is the richest deal in both the Rugby League and Rugby Union history
- Williams has changed code numerous times since leaving the NRL in 2008
- The Wolfpack makes its debut this season in the English Super League
New Zealand football superstar Sonny Bill Williams has signed an incredible $ 10 million deal to return to the rugby competition.
The 34-year-old code swapping signed a contract with the Canadian team Toronto Wolfpack, who play in the English Super League.
The two-year deal of $ 10 million is the richest in the history of the competition, making Williams the highest paid player ever in both rugby codes.
Rugby league reporter Danny Weidler told 9News, that & # 39; the deal is amazing & # 39 ;.
New Zealand football superstar Sonny Bill Williams (pictured after beating Wales in third place in the Rugby World Cup) returns to the Rugby League after signing a $ 10 million record contract with the Toronto Wolfpack
Williams (pictured with his wife Alana Raffie), whose new contract with the Toronto Wolfpack is the largest in the history of rugby league and rugby union
& # 39; $ 10 million dollars for two years of work, incredible money, & # 39; said Weidler.
& # 39; Probably the biggest deal I've ever heard of in Rugby League or Rugby Union. & # 39;
Williams' football career began in the NRL with the Canterbury Bulldogs in 2004, where he won a premiere in his debut season.
He left the NRL midway through his Bulldogs contract in 2008 for his first stint at rugby union in Europe.
Williams signed a contract with Rugby New Zealand in 2010 with which he could play for the All Blacks and debuted for the national side later that year.
He returned to the NRL to play for the Sydney Schedules in 2013 and won his second premiere, before returning to the rugby union in 2015.
Williams was a regular on the All Blacks team during his rugby career and played in the Rugby World Cup in Japan earlier this year.
The All Blacks were eliminated in the semifinals by England, but reached Wales in the play-off of third place.
Toronto Wolfpack head coach Brian McDermott put Williams in contact with the club for the first time in October as a potential selection framework.
This season, the Wolfpack & # 39; s will be first in the top class after being promoted to the Super League after beating the Featherstone Rovers in the Million Pound Game 2019.
Williams (pictured with wife Allan Raffie) last played rugby league for the Sydney Roosters in the NRL in 2014
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