Nine targets Sonny Bill Williams, Allana Ferguson in search for star rugby TV talent

The former Jillaroo isn't the only cross-code star in Nine's sights, with discussions still ongoing with Sonny Bill Williams' camp.

Williams had surgery on a neck injury picked up playing for the Roosters late last year and will not make a call regarding his future in league or boxing until a meeting with his neurosurgeon in the next month.

But he remains a target for Nine, the owner of this masthead, regardless of whether he plays or fights on this year.