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Sonny Bill To Quit Rugby League

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ants, May 23, 2008.

  1. ants

    ants Active Member

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    NZPA - May 23, 2008, 1:17 pm
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    The manager of Bulldogs player Sonny Bill Williams says the Kiwis forward could walk out on rugby league within two weeks.

    Williams' manager Khoder Nasser said that his client had achieved everything he wanted in league, the Daily Telegraph reported in Sydney .

    Nasser added that Williams would consider switching codes and signing with the NZRU - and that he was likely to make a decision on his future by mid-June.

    "He has made a statement and if an (NZRU) offer was to come, he would definitely consider it," Nasser said.

    "He was basically saying he has achieved what is there to be achieved in league.

    The comments were greeted with surprise by NZRU chief executive Steve Tew, who said he would be happy to talk to Williams - or his management team - but only if they were serious.

    "We are not interested in being part of a contract negotiation," Tew said.

    The Kiwi second-rower is in the first year of a five-season $A2 million ($NZ2.4 million) contract with the Bulldogs but admitted he wasn't happy and was weighing up his future.

    Nasser said he will talk with Williams next week.

    "These things are all going to come to a head soon," he said. "We will have to work out what will happen, we are going to have to meet up with the club (the Bulldogs) in the next two to three weeks."

    Former Australia coach Eddie Jones said Williams could earn up to $800,000 a year if he headed to Europe.

    But the Bulldogs have warned they would consider legal action if Williams attempted to break his contract with the club.

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    Haha, can you imagine if he left in two weeks!!!  All hell would break loose!!  My heart bleeds for the doggies....... suckers!
     
  2. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    Why would anyone beleive anything Nasser says?
     
  3. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If I was the NZRU I'd say "quit the Dogs and then come and see us", otherwise you know it's just BS from his manager.

    I have to laugh at how he has achieved everything in league already...obviously sets a low bar.
     
  4. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What an absolute load of garbage

    Firstly, in 2 weeks, there is absolutely no rugby other than club for him to play over here, secondly, didn't the media break the story 3-4 days ago he was a certainty to be heading to France.

    He should belt the **** out of this Nasser clown. When you hear the guy speak he is reasonably humble every time, Certainly doesn't come across as a bloke he would make some of those statements
     
  5. SilentBob

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    Couldn't happen to a better club.

    How much money does an All Black make?

    Would be a massive blow to NZRL if he left, which isn't a good thing at all.
     
  6. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    All Blacks don't make massive amounts over here, probably more on average than the top NRL guys i guess though

    NZ rugby is in the same position, losing all the top players overseas these days to HUGE money.

    Situation has gone that far that the NZRU are offering a 6 month "sabbatical" where a player can head away for a season and still be available for the All Blacks. Has come about coz a french outfit is offering 1.9mil a season for Carter
     
  7. nodd

    nodd Well-Known Member

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    Let him go if he wants to go. When he's not injured he is a great player, when isn't he injured though?
     
  8. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Oh well...Another key in Manly becoming the major power again as we should have always been. Good riddance retread. Lets hope you give Union all the positive press you did for the NRL. A good athlete, with the brains of a Buffalo.It just makes the Bulldogs - the team that invested in your future, all the easier to beat. Thank you.
     
  9. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He hasnt really been injured from 2005-onwards, has only missed minimal games in that period
     
  10. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Thank god Beaver never shared his attitude...and he'll be better for that fact after his game is finished.....Sea Eagles Loans or whatever it's called....we look after our own.
     
  11. SilentBob

    SilentBob Well-Known Member

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    Can't blame anyone for taking that sort of money if it's on offer.
     

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