Channel 9 the home of the NRL was all over this last night saying it was a player arrested in London for assault blah blah blah, they then named Billy 5 mins later without correcting the Manchester bit or the fact billy had been let go without charge. They then repeated the same garbage later that night (midnight) even though before the first report on the national news at 6pm, other stations had got to the truth and reported the truth already.
Yep, the home of the NRL, channel 9 who paid over $1 billion for TV rights have their knickers in a knot because some other TV station besides them had the gaul to show a RL tournament that the home of RL in Australia couldn't have been ######ed showing.
So what do channel 9 do?
Well they either ignore it completely, bash it when an opportunity comes along like above, or ridicule it non stop with sly inserts here and there.
Channel 9 is a parasite to sports in Australia, thank god channel 7 had the guts to come back to international RL this year after a 20 year hibernation (because of Channel 9's Kerry Packer and News Limited's Rupert Murdoch and the bloody Super League War) because they are actually doing the game of Rugby League justice on their channel 7 network.
Channel 7 might be the home of AFL in Australia, but at least when they have the rights to other major sports/events, they do the code/program a real service, channel 9 could learn a lot, but everyone at the station are up each others *****.