Breaking news: SBW says no to All Blacks and Chiefs in 2014.
allblacks.com 11 Oct 2013 Getty Images
"We obviously worked pretty hard to bring Sonny home, and we have had some really good conversations with him. This is disappointing but we know we put our best foot forward, and in the end Sonny has made his decision," Sorensen said.
"As we do with many players who leave New Zealand, we will continue to keep the lines of communication open with him about his playing career."
Chiefs Head Coach Dave Rennie said: "While we are disappointed that Sonny won't be with us in 2014 now, we’ll be keen to keep talking to him about future options."
It is understood that Williams has informed the Roosters he will return to them for the 2014 season.
Most popular News:
Heritage and strength as adidas unveils All Blacks jersey for RWC 201530.Jun.2015
Chiefs firm up coaching team30.Jun.2015
All Blacks scratch 17 as Samoa reveal skipper30.Jun.2015
World Rugby confirms ten-leg 2015/2016 Sevens Series30.Jun.2015
Second batch of Investec Super Rugby Finals tickets on sale Wednesday30.Jun.2015
The Tight Five: Nonu, Set piece and the Hurricanes relentless offence30.Jun.2015