It’s no secret that Sonny Bill Williams will become the hottest free agent in world rugby this summer.
The All Blacks is currently plying his trade with his national side’s sevens team in a bid to win gold at this summer’s Olympic games, but where he ends up after that has the world of rugby in anticipation.
It was reported last week that Williams and Toulon was a done deal, but then it emerged that the All Blacks had offered him role within their leadership group, which would see the centre snub the French giants.
With that many presumed the obvious choice of resigning with the Chiefs, Tana Umaga however, has other plans. Umaga is the current boss at the Auckland Blues and it would seem that they could now could be set to sign Williams from under the Chiefs’ nose, after the New Zealand Herald reported that Umaga’s relationship with Williams could prove to enough to lure the sought after player to Auckland.