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Sonny Bill Williams: Taking a battering in the NRL

Sonny Bill Williams: Taking a battering in the NRL

Although nothing is official, Australian media reports suggest that Sonny Bill Williams will be returning to the Chiefs next year.

Although nothing is official yet, Australian media reports suggest that Sonny Bill Williams will be returning to the Chiefs next year.

According to the Sydney-based Daily Telegraph, the All Black wants to prolong his playing career and sees rugby union as a more viable option given the battering his body has taken this year in the ultra-physical NRL.

It is believed the Chiefs have offered the dual-code international a three-year deal and are on the verge of securing his services within the next fortnight.

However, according to other media sources, it's already a done deal.

Sky Sport NZ commentator Andrew Voss revealed on Twitter that Williams was indeed on his way back to Hamilton.

"Whether it gets announced publicly I dont know but Sonny Bill Williams will sign with Chiefs this week," Voss tweeted.

Fairfax Media also understands Liam Messam's re-signing with the Chiefs was a major reason in Williams wanting to return to Hamilton.