The Blues are excited to welcome Sonny Bill Williams to the club for the next three years.
This was announced by New Zealand Rugby today with Williams to commit to the All Blacks and to the Blues through to the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Blues Head Coach Tana Umaga said Williams’ influence will be significant for the club both on and off the field.
“Sonny is a marquee international player, and first and foremost he is here to play. His experience and expertise will be a major asset to a young backline.
“Off the field he brings leadership and a thoroughly professional attitude and approach that will hugely benefit our club and our players.”
Blues Chief Executive Michael Redman said the announcement is significant for the organisation.
“In our view Sonny is one of the most prized signatures in rugby right now.
“This announcement is a further reflection that we are moving in the right direction, that Sonny relishes the challenge and opportunity to help us realise our ambitions and believes we have the environment, coaching and direction to achieve them.”