Roy Masters is a Rugby League Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald
Roy Masters "We cannot have coaches dictating the rules of our game," is a comment I've heard or read NRL football operations boss Todd Greenberg make a dozen times.
Roy Masters Were the innovations introduced during the Super League war good or bad for the code?
Roy Masters No.1 has become the most important number for NRL clubs.
Karmichael Hunt's soft punishment presents tricky situation for Greg Bird and fellow Gold Coast Titans teammates facing charges
Roy Masters The token sentence handed Karmichael Hunt in the Southport Magistrate’s Court for use of cocaine poses a difficult predicament for those Titans who have signalled their intent to plead not...
Roy Masters A two billion dollar broadcast rights deal is within reach of both the NRL and AFL, provided they follow the lead of cricket, says Australia's leading expert on sports media rights.
Roy Masters With the NRL season kicking off this weekend, Fairfax Media asked Global Media and Sports box, Colin Smith, how the code had to innovate to yield $2b in broadcast fees.
Roy Masters Football bosses are puzzled by Queensland's Crime and Corruption Commission's motive and strategy in naming and shaming past and present NRL players in a south east Queensland cocaine ring, before...
Roy Masters A new approach to "trafficking" under the 2015 WADA Code means the supply of cocaine charges levelled against eight past and present Titans players, together with the Reds Karmichael Hunt, means they...
Adrian Proszenko and Roy Masters The NRL is bracing for Brisbane to become the next club embroiled in the cocaine scandal amid fears Broncos identities will be the next to be handed notices to appear before Queensland’s Crime...
Roy Masters In the NRL, one crisis moves over, simply to make way for the next.
Adrian Proszenko, Michael Carayannis and Roy Masters The blackest day in Australian sport may have occurred on Friday but it may get even worse. Adrian Proszenko and Michael Carayannis report.
Roy Masters Rival clubs observed a confident swagger about NRL premiers South Sydney while in Auckland for the recent Nines's tournament.
Roy Masters The sensitivity meter of coaches has been calibrated upwards in recent seasons as they become more attuned to the needs and feelings of players.
Roy Masters Ben Barba has more than doubled his pay, despite being half the player he was.
Roy Masters Rugby league in 2015 is at risk of suffering rugby union’s biggest blight: fans wondering why the referee blew his whistle.
Roy Masters An edict sent from NRL headquarters during the Christmas break, ambushing coaches with a significant new rule interpretation, has angered them, with some claiming Broncos boss Wayne Bennett is...
Roy Masters Canberra Raiders are the “canary in the mineshaft” when it comes to changing the image of NRL players.
Roy Masters It was in a roadhouse at Beechworth, rather than on the road to Damascus, that I had my conversion on the matter of player behaviour in the NRL.
Roy Masters NRL coaches failed to agree on what direction the game should take in the future.
Roy Masters Hopefully, there will be someone at Monday’s annual meeting of NRL coaches brave enough to break from the conservative, regimented, no-risk mould of power football practised in 2014.