Rugby League

Roy Masters

Roy Masters is a Sports Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald

Negotiation: RLPA boss Ian Prendergast speaks like the lawyer he is.

Do RLPA want governing partnership with NRL?

When the RLPA lodged a 65-page document with the NRL, ahead of the current collective bargaining agreement negotiations, two demands – a free subscription to Foxtel at the players' union's Homebush headquarters and hosting and hospitality rights at every NRL game – sent club executives into a rage.

Australian Rugby League Commission chair John Grant and NRL CEO Todd Greenberg.

Why John Grant's leadership is set to derail the NRL

Rugby league is perceived to be hurtling towards a humiliating train wreck, with an engine piloted by a conflicted ARLC chairman, supported by five compliant commissioners and driven by 16 NRL clubs with competing agendas.