All Black ace set to confirm future
All Black centre Sonny Bill Williams is expected to confirm that he has agreed to join Japanese club Panasonic on Monday.
Williams is thought to have signed a 10-game deal with the Top League side, which will begin when his current Super Rugby contract with the Chiefs expires at the end of this season.
The 26-year-old's future has been one of the major talking points surrounding New Zealand rugby over the last few months and it is still unclear if he'll return to Union after his stint in Japan.
A number of reports have suggested that he could be on the verge of once again switching codes back to Rugby League to play in the NRL with the Sydney Roosters.
The Roosters have been long-time admirers of the centre and are believed to have offered him a season-long contract that will also allow him to continue his part-time boxing career.