Wednesday, September 10, 2008

it's groundhog day

It appears The Australian's archive system has been put to good use.

James Madden and Nicola Berkovic shared the byline when The Australian reported Johnathan Thurston's Dally M success last year.

JOHNATHAN Thurston arrived at rugby league's night of nights with no one on his arm, but he left Sydney's Town Hall with the sport's highest individual honour after winning the Dally M Medal for the second time.

Last night The Australian, courtesy of neither James or Nicola, reported Matt Orford's victory in similar fashion.

MATT Orford arrived at rugby league's big night alone, but the Manly halfback came away with the coveted Dally M medal.

Five points for originality. No. Wait. I meant minus five points. But, to be fair, five points for a sub-25 word lead. Congratulations, you've broken even.

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