Sonny Bill Williams to stay with New Zealand rugby until 2019

  • All Blacks centre to play for Auckland-based Blues in Super Rugby
  • Dual international spurns interest from NRL and French rugby union

All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams has spurned lucrative moves to France as well as a return to rugby league in favour of signing a new deal to stay in New Zealand until after the 2019 World Cup.

The former New Zealand rugby league international and heavyweight boxing champion, who is hoping to win gold in Olympic rugby sevens for his country in August, helped the All Blacks to successive World Cup triumphs in 2011 and last year.

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