SBW league return could result in national team allegiance switch

With Sonny-Bill Williams possibly ending up in the Super League with the Toronto Wolfpack in 2020, the 34-year-old could also return to the Rugby League World Cup stage a year later in 2021, possibly to end his illustrious career, but is it possible he will be doing so in a Samoan jersey?

Whilst nothing has been confirmed, Williams does hold a Samoan passport and has publicly spoken out about his admiration for his Samoan heritage in the past.

We also must not forget that the New Zealand Kiwis generally stick to selecting players from the NRL only and Williams would be playing in the Super League, not to mention he would be 36 at the time, so Samoa does look like a genuine option.

It would be a welcome boost to Matt Parish and his Samoa team after they were hammered by Fiji at the weekend.

Tonga’s rise to prominence has seen Samoa fall significantly behind the big nations and Parish is keen to secure some big names ahead of the 2021 tournament in England.