Rugby League

Roy Masters

Roy Masters is a Sports Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald

No deal: RLPA chief Ian Prendergast says the CBA negotiation has always been about "so much more than the finances" to ...

NRL players set to vote on World Cup boycott

A mass meeting of NRL players on Monday may vote to boycott this year's World Cup as the RLPA increases pressure, despite the NRL's 16 clubs unanimously agreeing last week to grant them an effective 52 per cent pay increase.

Eye of the storm: The feud between Jarryd Hayne and Neil Henry highlights the power shift between coaches and players.

Hayne-Henry saga shows players have the real power

The balance of power between NRL coach and player has irrevocably tilted towards the player, reflected in doubts over the future of Bulldogs coach Des Hasler and Gold Coast's Neil Henry, and following Wests Tigers' sacking of Jason Taylor after round three this year.

Too young: Peni and Lisa Fotuaika, parents of NRL player Mosese, pictured at the Brisbane cemetery where he was buried.

Wests Tigers focused on mental health after death of Fotuaika

There are players and officials at Wests Tigers still haunted by the death of Mosese Fotuaika, the 20-year-old front row forward who took his own life in 2013, shortly after sustaining a potentially season ending pectoral muscle injury at the club's Concord gym.