22 Aug 2014

SBW set to play last NRL game in NZ

6:34 pm on 22 August 2014

Sonny Bill Williams is set to return from a thumb injury for the Sydney Roosters' match against the Warriors in Auckland on Sunday, in what could be his final National Rugby League game in New Zealand.

Sonny Bill Williams

Sonny Bill Williams Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Williams hasn't played since breaking his thumb in the reigning champions upset loss to Newcastle a month ago, but has travelled with the team to Auckland.

Williams' return would provide a huge boost for the fourth-placed Roosters as they chase a top four finish after the regular season.

The Warriors currently sit in the eighth and final playoff spot.

The Roosters have won just four times in 14 games at Mt Smart Stadium.

Blockbusting centre Konrad Hurrell is a key inclusion for the home side in his return from a hamstring injury.

Williams returns to rugby and the Chiefs at the end of the NRL season.