SBW: No regrets
28 September, 2014, 12:00 am
SYDNEY – Sonny Bill Williams says he leaves the NRL with no regrets but won’t rule out a possible return to the Sydney Roosters before his career is through.
The 29-year-old’s two-year stint back in rugby league ended on Friday night in the Roosters’ preliminary final loss to South Sydney, with Williams returning to New Zealand rugby union for another two years.
Williams denied the early exit meant there was unfinished business for him in the 13-man game, but admits he’s open to a third stint in the NRL once his next deal comes to an end.
But the Roosters is the only club he’d play for.
“You never know, the way things pan out,” said Williams, who praised Roosters chairman Nick Politis for bringing him back to league when it was thought he was lost to the game forever following his acrimonious departure from Canterbury in 2008.
“I’m 29 now and not a spring chicken. I’ve got two years in New Zealand and I’m looking forward to that. A new challenge and a new chapter in my life.
“I’m going to have a child too which is the biggest thing going on right now.
“I wouldn’t say (there’s unfinished business). I tend to get down on myself a lot because I set high standards.”