“Two or three” NRL clubs battling Toronto Wolfpack for Sonny Bill Williams

Drew Darbyshire

Toronto Wolfpack director of rugby Brian Noble says he is confident a few NRL clubs are competing with them to sign superstar Sonny Bill Williams.

The 34-year-old is expected to leave the All Blacks in when the Rugby World Cup comes to a close this weekend.

Williams has earned 53 caps for New Zealand in rugby union as well as 12 for the Kiwis in rugby league.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live’s rugby league podcast, Noble said: “Who wouldn’t want to sign him? The information is that he’s going to leave the All Blacks.

“His agent, I would say, has probably been in contact with many clubs.

“If he is leaving the All Blacks, I am confident there are two or three NRL clubs that are in the batting to secure his services.

“Our aspirations are to bring an impactive world-known, world current great in relation to heritage and presence in the game of rugby. We’re trying to make a decision that’s good for the game.”

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