Ryan Hall and Sonny Bill Williams leave Sydney Roosters

Sydney Roosters have announced that Ryan Hall and Sonny Bill Williams will not be at the club next season.

Hall signed for the NRL outfit ahead of the 2019 campaign but has played just 11 games across two seasons for the Sydney club.

Meanwhile Roosters legend SBW arrived back on loan midway through the current season after Toronto Wolfpack’s withdrawal from Super League.

It’s unknown what the future holds for both players as they enter the latter stages of their illustrious careers.

Former Leeds and England winger Hall, now 32, has struggled with injuries of late and is likely to end up back in Super League for 2021.

“Unfortunately I couldn’t do what I needed to do to get the accolades on the field,” Hall said, speaking at the Roosters’ Jack Gibson Medal awards night.

“On the first day I got accepted and welcomed into the group, like one of their best mates.

“I will always carry a bit of the Roosters with me, the small part I played on the field, I’ll always remember it, I can pass that sharp memory on to other people.

“To English players, the number one competition in the world is the NRL. I’ll send the best from the Roosters so you can take the best of the crop.”

Sonny Bill, 35, also faces an uncertain future and is still contracted to Toronto, with the club’s future in Super League to be decided in the next few weeks.

Speaking on his brief stint back at the Roosters, SBW said: “I wanna say thanks to the lads, to everyone in the front office for welcoming me and my family back.

“You guys got a good thing going here, I loved being back, unfortunately we couldn’t get the job done.

“For myself, I’m really grateful to be at the ripe old age of 35 and still playing with you guys, that’s something I’ll cherish forever.

“You guys are legends, thank you.”

Sydney Roosters assistant coach Matt King added: “I get the great honour to farewell two of our departing players, Ryan Hall and Sonny Bill Williams.

“Hally turned up two years ago from Leeds, he brought with him an incredible work ethic, a beautiful tan for a man from Leeds and Hally brought us class on the field.

“Sonny has had two spells with us now, it’s a decorated career. We all know what the man’s achieved in many disciplines in sport.

“Sonny’s key characteristics, which make up the man, are humility, desire and an unbelievable work ethic.”

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