Dally M awards cancelled

Rugby league's prestigious Dally M awards night has been cancelled.

Penrith chief executive Shane Richardson, who attended tonight's meeting between the Rugby League Players Association and the National Rugby League, has confirmed that Tuesday's awards ceremony has been called off.

The dispute came to a head when the NRL refused to budge over the remaining five key points of the minimum wage issue, which has been going on in the background for a few weeks now.

It's a poor reflection on the game, it's players and administrators when a night which is supposed to be in honour of the on-field achievements of players is cancelled in such dramatic circumstances, all because of money.