Wallabies first five Quade Cooper has confirmed he would consider a move to rugby league in order to play alongside good friend Sonny Bill Williams.
Cooper told Fox Sports in Australia it would be a "massive achievement" to play with Williams.
"We've definitely had a chat about it and it's more about playing with each other," Cooper said.
"It's something that I'd really like to do in the future.
"And seeing what he's [Williams] done in rugby, and having a talent like that in and around you would be a massive achievement to play with. Whether it'd be in rugby or league it'd be something that I'd definitely be open-minded about."
Williams will almost certainly link up with the Sydney Roosters in the NRL next year while Fox Sports reports Cooper is yet to finalise a new deal with the Australian Rugby Union.
Before Williams turns his focus to league however, he has a contract to complete in Japan playing for the Panasonic Wild Knights and a boxing bout with South African Francois Botha.
Botha, nicknamed the 'White Buffalo', told boxing news site 8CN earlier this week he could have taken care of Williams "between halftime of a rugby match, but I guess the people want to see me do it in a boxing ring."
Botha confirmed the fight would go ahead but did not give a date. South African newspaper Die Burger have reported it will take place on November 17.
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