The force of nature otherwise known as Willie Mason is expected to hit Sydney next week and he will immediately be on the hunt for a new NRL club.
Yet there’s already a slight hitch – nobody wants him.
He has told friends he is likely to return to the eastern suburbs – where he has a heavily mortgaged house in Clovelly – next week after payments from Toulon suddenly stopped coming.
Indeed, Mason has been nagging well-known sprint coach Roger Fabri via social media that he wants him to condition him when he returns.Alas, almost every club in the NRL contacted yesterday said they had no interest, even if Big Willie had told this newspaper last month: “Fortunately there are some coaches out there who still think I have a lot to offer.”
Sharks officials confirmed last night they had no interest in bringing Mason to the Shire.
For months, the word on the grapevine has been he will make a stunning return to the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs keep saying that is rubbish.
If he does sign with a club, there will be none of the telephone-number like figures he was on at the Bulldogs or the Sydney Roosters.
Try five figures, at best, as a club would most likely have to squeeze him into their second-tier salary cap.