Sonny Bill Williams has all but confirmed he will be at the Sydney Roosters next year, but before that he has another huge challenge on his hands – fighting South African heavyweight Francois Botha at the end of next month.
Speaking from Japan, Williams told me there were no more details to be finalised with the Bondi-based club and he had always intended to honour his handshake deal with Roosters supremo Nick Politis.
”It’s a done deal. I made it a long time ago,” he said. ”I know where I’m playing next year and I’m ready to meet the challenge head-on. There’s no more negotiations that need to be done.”