Man in hiding Sonny Bill Williams has now been instructed to front a Sydney court as the National Rugby League and Bulldogs club fight for an injunction to prevent the contract-breaking star from taking up a rugby union position in France.
Williams, or a legal representative on his behalf, legally must attend the Supreme Court by 10am this Friday – which is apparently the same day he is believed to be making his French rugby playing debut.
The Bulldogs have now won the right to serve the 23-year-old with legal papers without having to locate the hiding star.
Williams will be messaged via SMS, informing him that the papers have been served. His associate, Khoder Nasser, will be summonsed in the same way.
The news arrives just hours after the Kiwi international inked a one year deal with French club Toulon, and days before he is expected to make his first on-field appearance in a pre-season friendly.
“He’ll be at the very least in the stadium, or better on the team sheet” for Friday’s friendly against Hyeres, said Toulon’s president Mourad Boudjellal.
The ex-Bulldog shocked the rugby league world by walking away from his team and the code eleven days ago.