SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 02: Tony Williams of the Eels runs the ball during the round four NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium on April 2, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Tony Williams could make a return to the NRL in 2019, after recently signing a one-year deal with Manly feeder club the Blacktown Workers.

If Williams was to work his way into the Sea Eagles' top 30 squad, he would return to play under long-time coach Des Hasler, who worked with Williams previously at Manly and Canterbury.

The 30-year-old had his contract torn up by Parramatta midway through 2018 after recording his second strike under the NRL's illicit drugs policy, and his NRL career was in jeopardy after that latest indiscretion.

Williams played just five games for the Eels last season before suffering another ACL injury, although he did impress onlookers during his first grade games.

However, if Williams was to find another NRL lifeline, it wouldn't be until after May, given he'll need to start the new season serving the majority of his 12-game drugs ban.

Williams won't be able to take the field for Blacktown until his ban is over.

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26 COMMENTS

  1. Perfect timing for Manly if they sign him now, as when Walker is sacked in May then Williams will have served his suspension. But the cheating salary cap club must sign him now for that good timing to occur.

    Otherwise The β€œTRANSIT LOUNGE” club souffffths would be more than happy to accommodate the drugy reject. Souffffths have had 18 players come and go this off season.πŸ˜΅πŸ˜©πŸ˜†πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”βœ”

  2. 2000- Roosters $42k over cap and found to have undisclosed TPA’s
    2002- Roosters Fined $149k. Undisclosed TPA’s
    2004- Roosters in breach regarding unregistered TPA’s
    2009- Roosters breach Salary Cap by playing an unregistered/contracted player.
    2010- Roosters found to be over Salary Cap
    2010- Peter O’Sullivan (Melbourne Storm Recruitment Manager) and integral in the Salary Cap rorting is sacked….only to be picked up by the Roosters where he was then employed for several years. O’Sullivan has subsequently been de-registered by the NRL after continuing his rorting at Parramatta.
    Glass houses WoodChook. Even the business guile if Mr Politis can’t hide the fact that the Roosters have cheating as part of their DNA, so don’t lecture the rest of us

  3. What a load of Rubbish❗❕❗❗ ….What a load of Rubbish❗❕❗❕……

    The Roosters have made a few errors learning the ropes with TPA’s but they have mastered that now and have had no salary cap issues for 9 seasons. The years you mentioned are all very minor cap breaches and as you can see were fined accordingly to the extremely small errors.

    2000 42k is a small miscalculation fined $12,800 minor discrepancy
    2002 Misinterpreting the TPA system, which they certainly have never transgressed since.
    2004 Sydney Roosters fined $25,000, minor discrepancy
    2009 Sydney Roosters fined $2,500, minor discrepancy
    2010 Sydney Roosters fined $7,250, minor discrepancy

    Now we will have a good look at your team Manly

    Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles season 2018
    In 2018, Manly were fined $750,000 and two of the club’s officials received 12 month bans after The NRL found that they had breached the salary cap over the previous five seasons. The breaches involve 15 players over five years, totalling $1.5 million. Unlike Parramatta and other teams who have breached the salary cap, Manly did not receive any competition points deduction.

    That is blatant cheating unlike the small discrepancies the Roosters did. Manly in other words were over the cap on average 300k for 5 years in a row. 1.5 mil dived by 5yrs = 300k

    CHEATSπŸ’ͺπŸ”πŸ‘ Have a look at how small the Roosters breaches have been compared to all the other teams. A link below will let you view the truth.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Rugby_League_salary_cap

  4. By the way Markus here is a few internet eggs to splatter on your highly embarrassed 😑dial.πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ€‘

  5. CHEATS CHEATS CHEATS! Misinterpreting the TPA rules. HA. That was manlys excuse- yet no one wants to believe that, so im sorry we cant believe you either.

    What’s the matter woody? Love dishing out but can’t take it. Your RORTERS club is the biggest bunch of CHEATS dating back far in time. Your premierships since 2000 are false. If you didnt have uncle Nick there the NRL would have stripped your illegal trophies. They are also cheats No matter how much you try to cover up for them. Just like you have been trying to cover up your multiple identities on this site.

  6. Yes the old we cheated but only a little so it’s ok… you all know timberchicken can’t take it back, he can only dish it out

  7. Roosters can’t even beat a 3rd string manly team lol… prob won’t even make the 8 this year

  8. What are two pair of clowns on about🀑🀑. 5 years of penalties for the Roosters = $196,550 in fines, While the cheating sea birds rorted the system cheating for 5 years straight with paying their players 1.5 million and were fine $750,000 πŸ˜πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜ 750- 196= 554 difference in the cheating Eagles favour.

    Looks to me Bozo the clown🀑 and your off sider ManWar69er that I have got nothing to take, Your so called attack on my point of view is irrelevant. How could 5yrs of ripping off 15 other teams cheating the cap with your under the table payments even come close to the Sydney Roosters 250k over the cap in 5 spread out seasons. Pair of clowns.πŸ˜πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ€£ and CHEATS. By the way Manly’s 3/4 team full of nrl players struggled big time against the Roosters reserve grade side to night. Going on that performance Dessie got himself a spoonπŸ€£πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜‚πŸ¦…πŸ₯„

  9. I smell a dying chicken…
    You stick by your guns chickenchild, roosters only cheated a little so it’s ok then. And from what I saw tonight our 3rd stringers covered the rorters first grade side quite easily.

  10. Hahahahaha. Wood duck you wanna be DUMMY. What was that about RORTERS winning by 30? Hahaha. You GOOSE. MIGHTY MANLY 38. DUMMY RORTERS 20.Β πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ¦…πŸ¦…πŸ¦…πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸŽ±πŸŽ±πŸŽ±HAHAHA

  11. You said it BOZO🀑 you clown not me.

    “Roosters can’t even beat a 3rd string manly team”
    Here is seven of your 3rd string side that had a run tonight. Trent Hodkinson, Brendan Elliot, Kane Elgey, Curtis Sironen, Frank Winterstein, Lloyd Perrett, Moses Suli and they struggled against a team that did not play anyone who played in last seasons Grand Final. Spoon favourites —- MANLYπŸ˜‚πŸ˜†πŸ˜πŸ€£πŸ˜πŸ˜†πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†

  12. “The Roosters have made a few errors learning the ropes with TPA’s but they have mastered that now” YEP WOOD THAT ABOUT SUMS IT UP! They have learnt how to CHEAT without being detected as easily. ie put the roosters boss in charge of the NRL.

  13. Congratulations Manly 38 Norths 20 Sorry they played in a Roosters jersey tonight. Here is seven of your 3rd string side that had a run tonight. Trent Hodkinson, Brendan Elliot, Kane Elgey, Curtis Sironen, Frank Winterstein, Lloyd Perrett, Moses Suli and they struggled against a team that did not play anyone who played in last seasons Grand FinalπŸ˜†πŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ€£πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†πŸ€£πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜†πŸ’ͺπŸ”πŸ‘

  14. Now how about you try to name the other 19 third stringers that also took part in this game? πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ¦…πŸ¦…πŸŽ±πŸŽ±

  15. Oh chicken boy, you get upset, so out of that 7, suli, elgey, sironen and maybe Eliot while turbo out will be playing first grade, none are current origin players, how bout the rorters?? Don’t worry, always 2020 to try and buy a premiership again.
    But I know it’s just a trial game, and roosters only cheated a little bit, so it all ok

  16. I can smell a spoon πŸ₯„ cooking for the rorters already. It reminds me of 2008/2009. In 2008 the rorters finished in the top 4 and were heavily backed favourites to win the comp the following year. BUT instead they ended up winning the πŸ₯„. Deja Vu to you chookie. πŸ”πŸ₯„πŸ”πŸ₯„πŸ”πŸ₯„

  17. “3rd string manly team”. That’s an interesting description coming from a Manly supporter.
    Correct me if I’m mistaken, but you ran somewhere between 1/2 and 2/3’s of your FG (30 man) squad.
    I know you left your best half dozen or so (available) players out, but even still somewhere around 1/3rd (at least, and probably closer to half) of Manly’s (best possible) starting 17 will be made up of players from that “3rd string manly team”, as you described it.

  18. β€œI can smell a spoon πŸ₯„ cooking for the rorters already”

    Hahaha get off the gear, the good thing about you manly fans is that you only have a couple more weeks of dribbling garbage and then your stain of a club will be in the bottom 4 again.

    Booby Fulton last year you said manly would finish top 4 , what’s the tip for your stain this year?

  19. Ha ha back2back aka timberhen
    That’s it back yourself with your other account…
    Don’t think I wrote we would make the 4, and even if so that’s what supporters do.
    But hey you getting smashed by our 3rd string team in Gosford last night by your so called wooden spoon favourites doesn’t say much for roosters for 2019… enjoy the henhouse

  20. ManWar78 February 28, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    “OMG the WOOD is making sense!”

    Thanks ManWar69erπŸ’ͺπŸ”πŸ‘πŸŽ±

  21. He has been looking closely at sooufffs juniors, apparently they are all duds though so rumor is he will look elsewhereπŸ’ͺπŸ”πŸ‘

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