Sonny Bill Williams heads 'home', but NRL destination is still unconfirmed

Sonny Bill Williams is set to rejoin the Roosters

Sonny Bill Williams is set to rejoin the Roosters

Sonny Bill Williams' return to the Sydney Roosters is one step closer, with young winger Asu Kepaoa set to be released by the club.

"That's a fair way down the track, but they're the reasons why we'd like to have him here".

Sonny Bill Williams looks on during a Betfred Super League match between Leeds Rhinos and Toronto Wolfpack at Emerald Headingley Stadium on March 5, 2020 in Leeds, England.

The newspaper reports that Williams told Roosters coach Trent Robinson "I want to come home", in a telephone call Wednesday.

"It's just all the details that need to get sorted with how it's going to work".

Robinson added: "He's a Rooster and he's going to add value in some really key areas".

The dual-code worldwide is set to be released by Toronto Wolfpack after the Canadian side pulled out of Super League's restart plans due to financial issues brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

The biggest hurdle for Williams may be negotiating a release from his two-year deal with the Wolfpack, worth a reported A$10 million ($7.12 million), the NRL's website said.

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His move to Toronto was among greatest the stories of last off-season, however gamers are not permitted to indication with an NRL group if they now hold a playing agreement outside the league.

"Fundamentally, all we're doing is using loopholes that could be orchestrated to get around the intent", said Argyle.

He must then serve 14 days in quarantine on arrival in Sydney, meaning he would only be available for the last four or five games of the season.

Williamson, however, requires special exemption to enter Australia under the country's current travel ban given he still has a New Zealand passport.

Williams hasn't played in the NRL since the 2014 season, where he was a staple of the Roosters' pack in a season that ultimately ended in the preliminary finals against the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Australian Rugby League Commission chairman Peter V'landys said he would be keen to help the Roosters get Williams into Australia.

Cross-code superstar Sonny Bill Williams' chances of rejoining the NRL have received a massive boost, with the New Zealander reportedly flying into Australia next week.

"It's a matter for border security but I'm pretty confident that he will be allowed into Australia".

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