Rugby Union - Sonny Bill stays with All Blacks for 2019 World Cup

Sonny Bill Williams (AFP Photo/MICHAEL BRADLEY)

- Sonny Bill Williams confirmed Wednesday he will stay with the All Blacks until late 2019, rejecting lucrative offers from overseas clubs and rugby league to chase his third World Cup title. Williams, currently playing Sevens with hopes of snaring a medal at the Rio Olympics, said he wanted to remain part of New Zealand's winning culture. "I love winning, I love the high-pressure environment. I don't know if I could get that overseas," the 30-year-old said. Under the deal, Williams will switch his Super Rugby allegiance from the Waikato Chiefs to the Auckland Blues. During his much-travelled career, Williams won the Super Rugby title with the Chiefs, two Australian rugby league titles and the New Zealand heavyweight boxing belt.

AFP