As the Kangaroos were preparing to fly to Manchester, rugby league's most destructive forward, Andrew Fifita, was making his way to Bali for Anthony Tupou's wedding.
Des Hasler is a patient man who is heavily invested in the Bulldogs. That's the best thing the club has going for it right now. He hasn't taken any of the drama personally.
Jake and Tom Trbojevic are Manly's $6 million men — one granite, the other a diamond — the strength and brilliance that Manly will build around for the next four years.
There are some strange things going on at Belmore and it might not be the place where finals specialist Des Hasler should be plying his trade.
Every case has a star witness, and when it comes to the NRL's investigation into Kieran Foran, the league's integrity unit wants to talk to Rebecca Pope.
Kieran Foran didn't just have a chance catch-up with Canterbury during the week. Bulldogs insiders said he fronted the entire board at the request of the club's chairman Ray Dib.
Kieran Foran fears his mateship with Eddie Hayson has tainted his reputation for good and may prevent an NRL return.
Andrew Fifita knows he has done the wrong thing and he wants to make amends. He wants to apologise to the Kelly family, who lost their son Thomas when he was punched by Fifita's long-time mate Kieran Loveridge.
In all the talk in recent days about Kieran Foran joining the Warriors, there have been some significant names that have not been discussed: those of Foran's two kids.
For the past two weeks we've seen Jarryd Hayne cam, a camera trained purely on the cross-code star. And it won't be the last time we see television networks giving Hayne special attention.