Sonny Bill Williams has re-affirmed his verbal commitment to the Sydney Roosters, after speaking to foxsports.com.au following a meeting with Roosters chairman Nick Politis on Friday.
Williams confirmed to Fox Sports he will likely return to live in Sydney once his playing career is up in rugby union, but suggested he could try to prolong his career once moving to Sydney, which would work out perfectly considering his agreement with Easts.
Williams has committed to returning to the Tricolours if he does play in the NRL once again, and he touched on that on Friday afternoon.
“Me coming back (to the Roosters) was just a handshake deal with him that’s how close we are, and you can’t just make those memories and forget people,” Williams told foxsports.com.au.
“But mate I’m 33, I’m a realist, I’ll be 34 at the end of next year. It’s about being where my feet are. If that means at the end of the season it’s all finished my sporting career is done and dusted then it’s humbling, thank God, I’ll be grateful.
“But if there are opportunities and some offers come through then I’ll sit down with my wife and see what’s best for me, her and the kids.
“I think eventually we’ll end up living in Sydney, but there’s a possibility the sporting career could be done and dusted by the end of next year or there’s a possibility I could try and hang on for a little bit more.”
Williams also spoke about whether he could compete physically in the NRL in the future, and he’s got no doubts about that, if he chooses to play on.
“I’ve been Muslim so long it’s allowed me to look after my body, keep my body in really good nick and I could choose to play on, but I could choose not to,” Williams added.
“I know it sounds like I’m sitting on the fence but that’s my mindset, I’m just trying to live day to day.”