Warriors chief executive Wayne Scurrah believes it's too early to even contemplate whether his club will look to cash in when – or if, for that matter – Sonny Bill Williams comes to town with the Sydney Roosters next year.
The All Blacks superstar has confirmed his exit from New Zealand rugby later in the year and also revealed last week he would be returning to the NRL in 2013.
He hasn't named where he is going yet but it's widely believed to be the Roosters.
Regardless of where he plies his trade, the prospect of Williams lining up against the Warriors in the code that made him a household name will have league fans queuing at the gates.
The Warriors are aware of Williams' star power but believe it's premature to contemplate whether they would move any scheduled clash in Auckland against the Roosters to Eden Park to ensure more seats are available.
Further complicating matters is the fact that not every NRL team meets both at home and away during the league season.
The Warriors can put a request in to the NRL to ensure they play the Roosters in Auckland next year but Scurrah said it was premature to even be considering the 2013 schedule at this stage.
"We'd talk to the NRL rather than the Roosters," he said.
"But we haven't had any discussions yet and it would be premature to do so at this stage.
"We don't get home and away games against every team in the competition. But a game where Sonny plays against the Warriors will be a big game wherever it's played."
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