Roy Masters is a Rugby League Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald
Roy Masters The NRL referees' "pane of glass" has become the NRL players' pain in the arse. Penrith coach Ivan Cleary was right to blow up about a crucial call in their loss to Brisbane.
Roy Masters How Adam Reynolds' absence combined with the new zero tackle rule hurt the Rabbitohs.
Roy Masters A Sydney high school which unearthed a lode of rugby league talent has withdrawn from NSW's top schoolboy competition, only to be replaced by a team from the outer suburbs of Melbourne.
Roy Masters Changes to the round 13 contract clause for NRL players will also include coaching deals, with massive fines likely rules are broken.
Roy Masters Politicians are supporting AFL rather than NRL.
Roy Masters Ted Larkin was a rugby international and league official who paid the ultimate price in World War I.
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.