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Sonny Bill Williams to take on new rugby league coaching role after major boxing fight

Superstar Sonny Bill Williams is set to return to one of his former clubs once his boxing fight with AFL legend Barry Hall has been done and dusted.

That club, perhaps naturally, will be the Canterbury Bulldogs after someone at the current set-up confirmed that the New Zealand legend will come back.

The message read: “It’s pretty surreal when Big Willie’s running around yelling things out.

“Reni pops in and Sonny’s still busy with his boxing, but once he’s done there he’s going to come in.

“Willie and Reni came to couple of games last year and were in the sheds so it was good to see those guys when you’re getting ready for a game.”

Williams had previously spoken of his impending fight with Hall, stating he couldn’t wait to get back in the ring.

“I know Barry Hall is a very hard man and his debut proved he has a tonne of skill, but he is inexperienced in the ring and nowhere near my class level,” Williams had previously told the New Zealand Herald.

“I finished rugby and rugby league, and before I walk off into the wilderness with my family, I said to my wife that I think I want to give boxing one more crack, just to scratch that itch.

“It’s great to see Barry here, it’s great to line up two athletes who are here to win – it’s a 50/50 fight and it’s going to be a great night.

“I think for me, this journey – I have said before I want to have 5-10 fights. In order for that to come to fruition, I have to beat Barry and I have to beat him convincingly. No stone will be unturned in this journey.”

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