7 Mar 2013

SBW dominates NRL season opener

10:11 am on 7 March 2013

Despite a tumultuous time in Rugby League's off season, it's the most eagerly-awaited season opener tonight for years, and the centre of attention is Sonny Bill Williams.

SBW has been the talk of Sydney for the past week with rumours of the Kiwi superstar's return to the code he walked out of in 2008 being delayed because of injury.

But he's been named on the bench for the Sydney Roosters game tonight against South Sydney in what's shaping up as a titanic battle between the game's oldest rivals.

Meanwhile SKY TV and the NRL have reached a last-minute agreement in principle on television coverage for the season.