Today another press conference another deal for Williams and his Manager Kodar Nasser.
After walking out on the NRL Bulldogs in 2008, one year into a Five year contract. He moved to Toulon in the French Rugby Union who stumped up 300 k stg to buy out his contract.
Following that sojourn he moved to Canterbury and the Crusaders to gain selection for the All Blacks for the 2011 world cup.
That added to his CV he then transferred to the Chiefs and his contribution has been a major factor in their current standing at the top of the NZ super Rugby Conference.
Now it is off to Japan in another major coup in the earnings stakes with a signaled move back to the NRL for next season.
Now I am not at all concerned about his manouvering, good luck to him, the guy has a freekish talent in any sport he attempts but I know for myself and many here in Canterbury, we were underwhelmed with his departure to Waikato due to his selfish attitude to team protocols and the continual uncertainty as to where he will be next week or even tomorrow.
However do he and his management team have any cognisance of the decline in accepted standards of what many of his fans understand about commitment, loyalty and building a team without an "I". Something that many modern day stars who commit to the team that allows the climb to greatness seem to encompass.
Many of those he owes a debt to for his development as the star he undoubtably is, will wonder why they bothered.
One of the legacies of the superstar who is still being moulded, is, what would be if that effort had been applied to two or three others from the emerging talent pool.
My very best wishes Mr Williams but you are only now approaching the status you and Mr Nasser seek in rugby union, it is only now showing signs of coming together.
The World Cup was won by a team of which you were but a bit player, Maa Nonu could have been backed up by one of another 3 or 4 players.
I do not share the groupy attitude of NZRU's Neil Sorrenson that you will be welcome back tomorrow.
Now the greatest All Black from the NRL Brad Thorn, had some similar travails as he made the transition from league but he did become a "legend" after some years of solid commitment and hard work that included a stint back at the Broncos.
Oh, in passing thankyou for your attempt to win the game single handed last Friday, had you enough experience you might have noticed you had 3 of your players outside marked by a solitary Crusader who is probably still trying to believe his luck when you tried to repeat a try not many others could have scored earlier in the game.