Sonny Bill Williams reveals the team he wanted to play for

Sonny Bill Williams will forever be remembered as one of the greatest cross-code stars that ever lived.

Williams will head back into the boxing ring in late March as he takes on former AFL star Barry Hall in a much-anticipated fight.

It does, however, mean that Williams has squandered the opportunity for an $8 million payout after seemingly ignoring an approach by former Cronulla Sharks giant Paul Gallen for two fights later in the year.

It is the first time in his career that he has focused only on boxing, with his rugby league career ending last year after he confessed he couldn’t keep up his injury-free fitness.

And, now Williams, who had been training with Joseph Parker ahead of his own fight in December, will be returning to the UK to work alongside Tyson Fury.

But, over the weekend, the New Zealander also revealed the one side that he would have liked to play for.

That side is Samoa – following the eligibility rules shifting in rugby union,

“One hundred per cent, I kind of did it (representing Samoa) but going back to Tana (Umaga) and what he was trying to achieve at the Blues,” Williams told Rugby Planet.

“Obviously, we didn’t achieve everything we wanted to, but I was in that space that I was well aware of what we could represent and what we could achieve as Polynesians and Māori. So, yes, I definitely would have entertained that idea.”

Meanwhile, Williams’ autobiography hasn’t exactly set the world alight.

That’s according to the Daily Telegraph which has revealed that the publisher, Hachette, is a long way away from earning any of its $1 million outlay for the publishing rights to the book.

That was almost a record deal for the rights to publish a book, with You Can’t Stop The Sun from Shining being published in October.

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