Sonny Bill Williams seems to have played his last NRL match, the international set that is double to prolong his stay in the 15-a-side code in the Sydney Roosters despite overtures that are continuing.
Nevertheless, reports appeared that the big money available in European and French rugby and the possible choice for the All Blacks will keep Williams in rugby beyond this year when his present contract finishes.
And the Roosters are keen to procure his gift for next year.
That cash could be used -on fee to entice Williams back.
On the other hand, the 30-year old Williams is said to see his future.
That would lead to the Roosters missing out in Williams and Jarryd Hayne on two of their primary recruiting goals. Former Parramatta captain Hayne is decided to continue to pursue his NFL fantasy. If he returned to the NRL but he said before this year, it’d just be with the Eels.
The Roosters might have realised they wanted to turn their focus elsewhere: North Queensland premiership-winning fullback Lachlan Coote has apparently been offered a four-year deal to join the side of Trent Robinson .