Huge Japanese offer for SBW

03:52, May 11 2012
tdn sonny stand
The Japanese are ready to throw their arms around our Sonny Bill Williams. And they are willing to pay dearly to do it.

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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