Sonny Bill flees Australia

Bulldogs' superstar Sonny Bill Williams has tonight stunned the Rugby League world by allegedly boarding a Europe bound flight, leaving his club in the lurch.

The rumours first aired on 2GB radio this afternoon - he is reported to have boarded a flight bound for France - an unbelievable turn of events which coud potentially see him join Mark Gasnier in the Union ranks. These rumours were later confirmed by 2GB's Ray Hadley on air shortly after 5pm.

Some reports suggest he will be joining Toulon, a club coached by All-Black star Tana Umaga, while others suggest a six month holiday in Eurpoe. The Bulldogs are said to have been stunned by this decision, with no knowledge of his intentions. CEO Todd Greenberg has outlined there is no get-out clause in his contract and as this develops may involve legal action.

Keep an eye out here for more developments as they unfold.