WATCH: Sonny Bill Williams shares a heartfelt departing message for Kiwi rugby fans

Headlines 08/11/2019

News broke this week that Rugby phenom Sonny Bill Williams is signing a record-breaking deal with Canadian Rugby League team The Toronto Wolfpack.

Williams had been linked with a move to the Wolfpack for several months, with rumours surfacing in February, but Newshub understands Toronto's interest in the 34-year-old dates back even further. 

In his new deal, Williams will earn a reported £5million (NZ$10m million), making it one of the most lucrative deals in the history of either code. 

His marquee status means that only the first £150,000 of his salary will count towards the club's salary cap.

And now the man himself has shared a special message for all his fans and supporters, thanking everyone involved with his career.

Check it out down below: