WHAT’S THE BUZZ
YVONNE Sampson, Lara Pitt, Jess Yates and Hannah Hollis. Their relentless grilling of NRL boss Todd Greenberg on the Matt Lodge scandal on League Life was not just brilliant TV but a much warranted interrogation into his shocking, closeddoors handling of the case that caused untold damage to the image of the game.
NO one minds a bit of sledging on a cricket field. It’s part of the game. But David Warner needs to put a sock in it. Mitchell Starc was carrying on like a mug, too, with his badmouthing of the South African batsmen. Give it a break.
SHARKS centre Josh Dugan playing tenpin bowling at Southgate in Sylvania on Wednesday. A much better idea than visiting the local RSL.
NRL CEO Todd Greenberg and his executive team climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Wednesday after an all-day conference in the city.
HE used to be a battling plumber on the outskirts of the Shire. On Thursday morning, Sharks coach Shane Flanagan was spotted in seat 1D in business class on the Virgin airlines flight to Townsville. Cocaptain Wade Graham was sitting next to him while the rest of the team was in economy.
BALMAIN Tigers greats — Steve Roach and Paul Sironen — having a laugh and a coffee at Dolcini cafe in Putney on Wednesday.
NEW Foxtel boss Patrick Delany standing on pool deck at Manly Aquatic Centre last Tuesday evening in his budgie smugglers dripping wet on his phone being interviewed by Ross Greenwood, the host of 2GB’s Money News.
EX-Sydney Swans stars Adam Goodes, Tadhg Kennelly and Michael O’Loughlin (pictured) at The Private Kitchen restaurant in Chippendale on Tuesday.
WE’RE hearing some fascinating stuff about why the NRL has still not punished the rorting player agents from the old Parramatta Eels salary cap scandal. Integrity unit boss Nick Weekes told us in July, 2016 that the managers involved would be named, shamed and kicked out of the game. Nothing has happened.
WHICH NRL club recently had a dubious third-party deal, involving a prominent radio identity and a real estate agent, rejected by salary cap auditors?
WHICH free-to-air TV sports reporter was tapped on the shoulder last week and told to look for another job?