I don’t follow rugby league that closely, but I noted that the Bulldogs and Sonny Bill Williams have settled their recent contract dispute.
I am wondering whether the recent signing of the Trans-Tasman Court Proceedings and Regulatory Enforcement Agreement was a motivating factor for the settlement. Once ratified, the agreement will allow certain civil judgments in one jurisdiction to be enforced in the other.
Given Mr Williams’ stated desire to play for the All Blacks, which will require him to enter New Zealand from time to time, having an adverse judgment from the Supreme Court of New South Wales possibly being enforced in New Zealand may prove very inconvenient.
Then again, I may be methodologically mad.