Roy Masters is a Rugby League Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald
Roy Masters Melbourne Storm entered enemy territory for their first training session in the lead up to Sunday’s semi-final against Canterbury.
Roy Masters The NRL is poised to have its first chairwoman under the new drive for independent directorships.
Roy Masters Stephen Dank, the most reviled man in football’s supplements saga, has suddenly become the most significant.
Roy Masters A compelling 30-page document, including an appendix of exhibits, was presented to past and present Cronulla players before their final admissions of the use of banned supplements.
Roy Masters If Sharks players admit they were ‘‘doped and duped’’ during the supplements program in place at Cronulla during the 2011 season they will receive a three-week playing ban...
Roy Masters Forget the fat lady. In sport’s drug cases, it’s usually not over until the final appeal court judge sings.
Roy Masters Some of the Cronulla players accused of taking performance-enhancing drugs in 2011 could escape with a ban of as little as four weeks during the off season.
Roy Masters Part pedagogue, part demagogue is an apt description of the coach in the old Sydney first grade rugby league competition. A teacher and vocal leader.
Roy Masters While the year has thrown up new challenges, some of the old problems persist, indeed intensify, making coaches as sleep-deprived as new parents.
Roy Masters Strict new NRL accreditation rules mean coach Wayne Bennett will not be able to bring the highly regarded Broncos football manager, Andrew Gee, back to the club.
Roy Masters The Broncos have violated a long-standing Australian tradition of football clubs being apolitical by making two donations to the Liberal/National Party.
Brad Walter and Roy Masters The NSW Rugby League has begun legal action to wind up the NSW Leagues Club and prevent the licensed body from transferring up to $10 million to a new entity.
Roy Masters The clocks have struck 13 at Wests Tigers: war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength. It’s George Orwell’s 1984 and clear language has given over to "political language" -...
Roy Masters Newcastle’s search for a coach to replace Wayne Bennett will explore both ends of the age spectrum, with veteran Tim Sheens and Penrith assistant Garth Brennan considered.
Roy Masters Wayne Bennett’s signing with the Broncos has saved St George Illawarra from a two-month teenage TV soap opera with the Dragons cast as the baddies – prepared to dump the steady girlfriend...
Roy Masters Wayne Bennett phoned Lachlan Murdoch on Sunday, convincing the News Corporation boss he could turn around the struggling Broncos, paving the way for him to be announced as head coach of the Brisbane...
Roy Masters A bold prediction: the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority inquiry into peptide use at Essendon and Cronulla will eventually bring down the AFL leadership, while the reputation of the NRL will be...
Roy Masters A $300,000 repayment to the Broncos Leagues Club of funds, thought to have been used for cash payments to players outside the salary cap, has ramifications that could extend to a bid to buy the NRL...
Roy Masters Just before midnight on Wednesday, following the third State of Origin match, NSWRL chief executive, Dave Trodden, pulled Tommy Raudonikis from a supporters’ bus parked outside Suncorp Stadium...
Roy Masters “You’re only good as your last game,” is an outdated cliché belonging to the pre-NRL era, when a club fielded three teams on the one day and a poor performance by a first...