Sonny Bill Worthless – economists

Economists say Sonny Bill Williams' financial value to New Zealand is nil, and his departure will go unnoticed economically.

The All Blacks and Chiefs star today announced he will head to Japanese club Panasonic for a short stint after this Super Rugby season, before returning to the NRL next year.

Williams' deal with Panasonic is said to be worth between $1.5 and $1.7 million for 12 games – not much by international standards.

 

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