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Arvo wrap: Sonny Bill & Souths
League sensation Sonny Bill Williams has not ruled out moving to England as early as 2008, as soon as his $400,000-a-year deal with the Bulldogs expires.
The 21-year-old also says he is looking forward to leading New Zealand over the coming years, following the international retirements of Kiwi greats Ruben Wiki, Stacey Jones and Nigel Vagana last week.
English Super League Clubs have been interested in the star backrower since he burst onto the scene in 2004. St Helens had offered him a $900,000-a-season, but he rejected it.
Williams says, being so prone to injury, he might be wise to start thinking about making as much money as he can while he can. But he still hopes to stay with the Bulldogs beyond 2007 if possible.
Elsewhere, and South Sydney will enter the 2007 season hopeful the in-fighting which has blighted the Rabbitohs in recent years is finally over.
The Football Club, led by executive chairman Peter Holmes A Court has won the right to redevelop South Sydney Leagues Club, which was placed into administration earlier this year. Holmes A Court has claimed an overwhelming 67 per cent of the primary vote from members of the leagues club in support of his proposal for a $13.1 million redevelopment of the club's current premises in Redfern.
The members voted against other proposals, including one from current Leagues Club board and chairman George Piggins which could have seen the Leagues Club relocated from Redfern to Alexandria.