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Dally M debacle could force change to future votes as Raiders lash out at Wighton ‘disrespect’


That partly explains why the NRL was so angry when it learnt of The Daily Telegraph blunder. That anger was compounded by the fact the story that broke the embargo was critical of the voting system that saw Wighton knock off favourite Nathan Cleary for the game’s highest individual honour.

It’s the second time in as many years a News Corp publication has published the winner of the Dally M award before the announcement, with The Courier Mail releasing a story that referenced James Tedesco as the 2019 winner up to 30 minutes before the award was presented.

Deserved winner ... Jack Wighton

Deserved winner … Jack WightonCredit:Getty

Staff at The Daily Telegraph had to sign non-disclosure agreements so they could see results after midday to prepare a liftout for the next…



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