Huge Japanese offer for SBW
Speculation mounts that Sonny Bill is being offered close to $2m a season to play in Japan.
With Sydney Roosters re-signing forwards Aidan Guerra and Tinirau Arona, fans are beginning to question whether the club has given up on luring Sonny Bill Williams back to the NRL next season - and possibly with good reason.
Williams has a massive offer from Japanese rugby union powerhouse Panasonic and the Wild Knights rarely miss their man.
Team manager Hitoshi Iijima told the Sydney Morning Herald that the two-year deal would be the biggest Panasonic had made for any player, surpassing the $US1.1 million that South African centre Jaque Fourie was paid last season.
According to speculation in Australian rugby union circles, the Wild Knights have offered Williams US$1.5m ($NZ1.9m) per season - an offer the All Blacks star may find too good to refuse.
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