Prolific code-hopper Sonny Bill Williams will reunite with the All Blacks when they head to the North America to play the United States in November.
According to Fox Sports AU, Williams will link up with the All Blacks just a month after he completes his current rugby league contract with the Sydney Roosters.
Discussions have already been held around Williams being whisked back into the All Blacks squad. Coach Steve Hansen has told New Zealand media that Williams’s return is a possibility, but the Daily Telegraph understands it will happen and he will be named in their touring squad.
The tour, which includes games in England, Scotland and Wales after the Chicago detour, will be the final time New Zealand plays in the northern hemisphere before next year’s World Cup in England and Wales.
The quick turnaround after not playing union for almost two years will undoubtedly be physically demanding for the 28-year-old but Williams has shown in the past few years that he can handle extraordinary challenges on his body, mixing stints in league and rugby with a heavyweight boxing career that has yielded him a New Zealand title.