Sonny Bill Williams remains undecided about what his future holds beyond Friday night after the Sydney Roosters were knocked out of the finals by Canberra.
The 35-year-old dual international played five games for the Roosters in his NRL return and has a contract to return to the Toronto Wolfpack next season.
However, there is a chance it could fall through if the Wolfpack don’t return to the Super League in 2021.
Williams told Channel Nine after Friday night’s 22-18 semi-final loss to the Raiders that he was keeping all of his options open.
“I’m not too sure, I’ve got to keep a few balls in play and talk to the wife,” he said.
“If anything comes to fruition, it’s got to go through the boss.
“Tough result tonight but I’m just grateful to still be here doing it.”
After the game, coach Trent Robinson said even he wasn’t sure what the future holds for Williams, but he saw enough in five games to know he still has something to offer.
“I don’t know (about Sonny). I’m not saying with the Roosters but obviously the curtain’s closing,” he said.
“He’s got the contract with Toronto and I think he showed there’s a fighter there and he made a big impact on our game tonight.”
Should it be his last game of rugby league, Williams went down fighting with three offloads, a try-assist, tackle-break and line-break assist at the SCG.
It was this second-phase play that sparked the Roosters in the second half against the Raiders, threatening a comeback that they couldn’t finish off.
“We’ve been getting him ready to play and then we needed him,” Robinson said.
“We needed that style of play.
“We needed the confidence to play and play footy and we needed a guy that when the pressure is on, put his hand up.
“He’s done that his whole career in uncomfortable situations and he did that tonight.”
Williams is expected to leave the Roosters along with Ryan Hall, who will return to England, and retiring club legend Mitch Aubusson.