Rugby League

Roy Masters

Roy Masters is a Sports Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald

High-calibre businesswoman: Wests Tigers chairperson Marina Go.

Why the NRL chairs are the new powers in rugby league

NRL club presidents and their chief executives have essentially swapped roles. Whereas presidents were once almost anonymous, often former players and elected on a yearly basis, they now rival the coach as front man of the club

Survivor: ARLC chairman John Grant is likely to keep his job for at least another year.

If clubs want Grant gone the numbers are stacked against them

When the NRL club presidents and the two state representatives walk into Friday's AGM of the ARLC, they will be in broad agreement on three issues – constitutional change is dead; NRL clubs will receive 130 per cent of the salary cap in funding and John Grant has another year as commission chair.

AOC president John Coates conducted the independent review.

Constitutional reform could change the face of ARLC board

Recommendations by AOC president John Coates for a review of the Australian Rugby League Commission constitution have met with broad acceptance by stakeholders, opening up the possibility of a future board of directors with rugby league experience nominated by the states and the 16 NRL clubs.