Brent Read, Ray Hadley

‘I Copped A Bake’: Brent Read Responds To Ray Hadley’s Criticism over Payne Haas Family Feature

Leading NRL journalist Brent Read has responded to Ray Hadley’s criticism of his feature article on Payne Haas, which referenced his mother’s legal issues.


Read, who writes for News Corp and is part of the Triple M NRL team, wrote a feature article on the Haas family, which included the ongoing legal battle with Payne’s mother.

Uiatu “Joan” Taufua was charged with three counts of manslaughter following a two-car collision in Bonogin in December. She was the sole survivor in a horror crash that killed three people.

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Responding to Read’s article, Hadley said: “Brent Read hang your head in shame. There’s got to be a better rugby league story than this one.”

Read responded to Hadley’s criticism on LiSTNR’s Footy Talk League Podcast.

“Ray thought it was distasteful and he’s had a red hot go,” Read said.

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