Photos have emerged of a relaxed Sonny Bill Williams in fit shape enjoying a healthy feast as he prepares for his comeback to rugby league.
The New Zealand dual international took time out from training in Byron Bay on the NSW far north coast on Monday to enjoy a barbecue lunch with mates at the beach.
The former All Blacks rugby union superstar is in Australia for a gruelling 30 day training camp with his personal trainer after he recently signed a lucrative deal with Super League club Toronto Wolfpacks.
Photos show a buff and shirtless Williams enjoying a day at the beach, where temperatures soared past 30C.
New Zealand dual international Sonny Bill Williams took time out from an intense 30 day training camp in Byron Bay
Former All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams showed off his barbecue cooking skills to his mates while chowing down chicken
His All Blacks shorts show rugby union remains close to his heart, despite his second code deflection to rugby league in six years.
He wore a singlet on his head at one stage in a bid to try to stay cool in the warm temperatures.
Williams impressed his mates with his cooking skills on the barbecue before chowing down what appeared to be a healthy meal of barbecue chicken and bottled water.
He is staying with personal trainer — former Sydney Roosters speed, strength and nutrition coach, Keegan Smith, the son of former NRL coach Brian Smith on his five acre property outside Byron Bay.
Several athletes and coaches were expected to visit the training camp to assist with Williams' preparations.
Sonny Bill Williams is staying on the NSW far north coast as he prepares for his comeback to professional rugby league
Sonny Bill Williams enjoyed a barbecue lunch as he chilled out with mates at beach in tourist hotspot Byron Bay on Monday
'We know what Sonny is capable of and we want to go beyond that. That is why he is still playing – he wouldn't be doing it unless he wanted to get better. We want to