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SBW off to Chiefs? – According to New Zealand media reports, Sonny Bill Williams will play for the Chiefs next year if he resigns with the NZRU.

The inside centre is believed to have played his last match for the Crusaders after the 18-13 Super Rugby final defeat to the Reds. Williams has admitted before that the series of earthquakes that hit Christchurch this year has had a negative influence on whether he’ll stay with the seven-time champions.

Good news for the Crusaders is that scrumhalf Andy Ellis and wings Zac Guildford and Sean Maitland have confirmed extensions while rookie fullback Tom Marshall is set to commit in the near future. Flyhalf Dan Carter will be available next season if he doesn’t activate his sabbatical clause.