11 Jun 2010

SBW not coming back to NZ for the lifestyle

11:54 am on 11 June 2010

The rugby league convert Sonny Bill Williams says if lifestyle was the key consideration for his playing future, he wouldn't be coming back to New Zealand.

Williams has finally confirmed he's returning to New Zealand in a bid to become an All Black ahead of next year's world cup.

He's signed a deal with the NZRU through until the end of 2011 but says he won't decide on a province until he returns to New Zealand next month.

Williams says if lifestyle was the major factor he would have stayed with the French club Toulon, as the offer from the NZRU was nowhere near what he could earn in France.

However he says he wants to be an All Black and the opportunity to play at a Rugby World Cup was too good to ignore.