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Come on home, Sonny

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21st July, 2020
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The cashed-up Toronto Wolfpack have officially left the Super League, strangely enough, due to money restraints.

The players are now in limbo – and they’re some fairly decent players – as they have no club to play for.

The biggest name of them all? Sonny Bill Williams.

The two-time NRL premiership winner is in limbo after signing a record deal with the club for $10 million over two years.

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What more does SBW have to produce? He has produced it all. NRL Premiership? Tick. Rugby World Cup? Tick. Super Rugby title? Tick. Bledisloe and Rugby Championships? Tick, tick.

If I’m right, there’s only one thing he hasn’t done, and that’s rebuild his relationship with his first club, the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.


In 2008 Williams controversially walked out on the club for a chance at rugby in France with glamour club Toulon. In a widely criticised move Sonny Bill Williams was not happy with management and decided to make his own move and fled the country, the competition and a running contract.

SBW has been on the record a lot saying he wishes he had handled it better and had spoken to management prior to leaving unannounced.

So what better way for Sonny to patch things up than to come and finish where it all started. The Bulldogs are currently cashed up and have signed a new head coach, Trent Barrett, and stolen Raiders winger Nick Cotric. With a lot of money at their disposal, the move that makes the most sense is to offer SBW a contract to finish up where he began his career: in the blue and white of Canterbury.

Sure, SBW is a winner and they are not in that frame at the moment, but it would be a great fairytale ending to a long and illustrious career. Sonny built a great friendship with Bulldogs five-eighth Kieran Foran and would form with him a dangerous duo if placed on the edge. With a lot of young Kiwis and current Kiwi stars in the side, he would be the perfect role model and leader for that rising generation.

His name alone brings so much marketing power to the NRL. If the league did not pitch this idea to the Doggies, I would be very surprised.

Come on, Canterbury. Bring your boy home and finish what you never got a chance to!