Roy Masters is a Rugby League Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald
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.
Roy Masters Long-term Brisbane Broncos servant Bruno Cullen stepped down as chairman of the club's Red Hill leagues club at Thursday night's annual general meeting.
Roy Masters The Case of the Missing $300,000 is rugby league's equivalent of Russia's "we destroyed the computers."
Roy Masters When John Quayle was a footballer, Sydney rugby league clubs were ruled by committees, consisting of ex-players, shoe sellers and railwaymen whose knowledge of geography was confined to the location...
Roy Masters Thirty-five years after the Battle of Rorke's Drift - where a British Army force of 150 men fought off 3000 Zulus - the famous victory was sufficiently fresh in the minds of journalists for them to...
Roy Masters If the NRL's recent action against Gold Coast and Brisbane following salary cap investigations is a "line in the sand", Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy wants to know whether the 2010 tidal wave that...
Roy Masters Canterbury will be fined a minimum of $50,000 for arriving five minutes late onto the field for the start of the grand final on Sunday.
Roy Masters The NRL is a never-ending soap opera where blow-ups are measured in mega-tonnes.
Roy Masters A photograph, printed in a Sydney newspaper on December 14, 1954, shows a Lebanese migrant at Sydney airport, holding his three year old daughter who he had never seen.
Roy Masters The saviour of the Rabbitohs sat down in a restaurant named "The Prophet" and ended up doing a deal with the devil.
Roy Masters Any hope that Essendon players would receive the same deal, or even better, than the month sanctions given to past and present Cronulla players evaporated on Friday when Justice John Middleton handed...
Roy Masters The sports scientist at the centre of the supplements scandal at Essendon and Cronulla, Stephen Dank, was simultaneously dismayed but defiant at Friday’s judgement.
Roy Masters If governance is the special skill set of Wests Tigers’ recently appointed trio of independent directors, they have already failed with the process to appoint their coach.
Roy Masters If there was one action that infuriated rugby league’s old timers more than Michael Ennis’ disrespect to Cameron Smith, it was the lack of response from the Melbourne pack.
Roy Masters Melbourne Storm entered enemy territory for their first training session in the lead up to Sunday’s semi-final against Canterbury.