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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Sonny Bill Williams leaves the Bulldogs & League, goes to Toulon

Sonny Bill Williams has sensationally walked out on the Canterbury Bulldogs NRL club to try to secure a contract with a French rugby union club according to media reports.

Williams left the country with the brother of his manager Khoder Nasser on Saturday afternoon with the apparent intention of initiating negotiations with Toulon, the club currently coached by former All Black Tana Umaga.

The deal is believed to be worth around $3m over two years.

The Kiwis international has three and a half years to run on his contract with the Bulldogs club and his departure would constitute a breach of that contract.

Bulldogs CEO Todd Greenburg told ABC radio that Williams' manager Khoder Nasser had confirmed the star player's sudden departure.

"Quite simply, if Sonny intends to play overseas, we'll be looking to take out an injunction which will effectively stop him playing in France, England or anywhere else he intends to do it."

However, while the whole of the Australian League fraternity are up in arms, Toulon's president Mourad Boudjellal has since denied the signing, stating that they had spoken in the past, but nothing has been confirmed.

It's a sensational story in the world of League, with Sonny Bill Williams being one of the biggest names, if not the biggest, in the sport.

Mark Gasnier signed for Stade Francais recently, also of the French Top 14, shocking League fans. It looks like the big money is talking, with Williams hot on his heals.

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