Haha nice to see that filthy rag of a paper, and in particular Rothfield, in big trouble for ‘accidentally’ leaking the name of the Dally M winner hours before the ceremony. The NRL are furious apparently and are launching an investigation. Couldn’t happen to a nicer media organisation
Not my fault according to Rothfield - bet he is sweating
Owing to a production error that was out of my control, The Daily Telegraph website accidentally published the winner of the Dally M award before the official announcement tonight. We apologise sincerely for the mistake.
These things are deliberate … there are safe guards the same as last week at ICAC confidential personal information released these people are precise and detailed…
Any publicity is good publicity
Nothing like a good Spoiler to steal the limelight
Fuming NRL to launch investigation into Dally M Awards leak ‘stuff-up’, Panthers also livid
By George Vlotis and Melanie Dinjaski
The NRL are fuming after the Daily Telegraph accidentally revealed Canberra star Jack Wighton had won the 2020 Dally M Medal before the ceremony had even begun, with an investigation set to be launched.
The Penrith Panthers are also livid at the leaked result and that their top player and coach were required to attend the awards night by leaving their bubble during grand final week.
As early as 6:30pm (AEDT), the Telegraph splashed a story with the headline ‘Dally M drama: System needs an urgent overhaul’ with an image of Jack Wighton and Nathan Cleary, which was seen on the publication’s website.
The final scoring ladder, showing Wighton the clear winner 26 points ahead of the other medal frontrunners, could also be found. Incredibly the masthead jumped the gun in publishing not only the results, but their follow-up stories about the presentation night.
Wighton, apparently, was not aware of the leak due to his phone being confiscated before he saw the news.
An “angry” NRL will now investigate the gaffe which could have huge ramifications for the future of rugby league’s night of nights.
“The NRL want an investigation into this, they want to know how this happened,” Nine’s chief rugby league reporter Danny Weidler revealed on 100% Footy on Monday night.
"What they’re also particularly angry about is the story that was leaked, it was critical of the award that Jack Wighton got. So, it was a double-whammy for them.
lol, did I read that right? The DT wrote a story questioning Wighton as being the winner of the Dally M? Even though it’s people from the DT that cast their votes making up the points for the Dally M?
I for one, put very little stock in the Dally M, to me it’s not ‘rugby’ leagues’ night of nights’ but a total waste of time. I hope they can it.