Format for tonight and will also welcome John Russ to the program as new panel member.

The Grapple: 12 September

Time Segment
6.02-6.10pm Segment 1: Panel:

·       Introduction

·       NRL round 25, ladder and review panel’s 2019 predictions

·       Local RL:

o   SCGRFL Presentation night

o   Brisbane RL

o   ISC

6.10-6.18pm Segment 2: Interview: Eric Smith, Coach Falcons ISC team
6.22-6.28pm Segment 4: Interview: Shane Moon

·       Latest Cowboys news

·       Blackhawks

·       NRL semis- predictions

·       Niff Nuff Award

6.28-6.34pm Segment 5: Interview: Amy Bock: NRL Development Officer Sunshine Coast

·       Preview NRLW round 1

6.34-6.38pm Segment 6: Latest Rugby League news
6.42-6.58pm Segment 7: Greg McCallum

Our resident NRL expert former 1st grade referee, English Super League boss and Chairman of the NRL March Review Committee for 10 years:

·       NRL veteran James Graham called for the NRL to completely scrap the "inconsistent" judiciary as a drama-filled season continued on Tuesday night which saw 3 cases dealt with in a busy 5-hour sitting.

o   Roosters star Jared Waerea-Hargreaves was cleared to play in the finals despite a hit on South Sydney forward Liam Knight Parramatta prop Kane Evans failed to overturn his high tackle charge in a hearing that didn't finish until just before 11:30pm

o   Canberra forward Hudson Young was the night's headline case, banned for eight matches for making dangerous contact on Warriors centre Adam Pompey's eyes having already been given 5 week ban after round 12 this year - NOT eye gouging but dangerous contact on the eyes???

§  1987-Steve Linnane got 20 weeks, George Burgess 9 weeks and Josh McGuire 2 fines this year

·       NSWRL Awards presented during the week with James Tedesco making history after becoming the first player to take out back-to-back Brad Fittler medals. It was a fitting end to a remarkable interstate campaign from the 26-year-old, who also claimed the Wally Lewis medal as the player of the series.

o   The Sydney Roosters fullback, who is widely considered as the best player in the world, also took out the People's Choice award. Tedesco becomes just the second Blues player to win multiple Brad Fittler medals, joining three-time winner Jarryd Hayne (2007, 09, 14).

o   Blues winger Josh Addo-Carr won the True Blues award, honoured to the player who displayed qualities upon which the team ethos is built, while Simaima Taufa was crowned NSW women's player of the year.

·       Preview semi-finals

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