Roy Masters

Roy Masters

Roy Masters is a Rugby League Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald

2014 one of the toughest for NRL coaches

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. 

League

Melbourne right to weather the storm over Jordan McLean penalty

Fairfax Media writer

Roy Masters The Storm’s principal motive in not challenging the seven-week suspension of Jordan McLean was to spare its player, the injured Alex McKinnon and the code further trauma - but the Melbourne club also...

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League

NRL HQ not panicking despite doomsayers

Roy Masters The sun continues to shine, the journalists cut and paste their doomsday crowd and TV ratings stories, the Storm win their season opener for the tenth successive year but there is something different...

League

NSW Leagues Club: If these walls could talk ...

NSW Leagues

Roy Masters A final, dark chapter is being added to the game's original home.

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Coaches may face stats kerfuffle

NRL

Roy Masters The 2013 NRL season could begin in disarray for coaches and a multi-million dollar law suit for the ARLC if its instruction to management to take the code's statistical service to tender to enhance...

League

Sharks feared doping before Dank left

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Roy Masters An email trail linking the four sacked members of the Sharks' football department demonstrates they feared possible doping breaches at the club at least two months before May 29, 2011, when sports...

League

SBW's luck too good to be believed

Roy Masters Is Sonny Bill Williams a protected species?

League

Abandonment threat forces NRL to consider keeping Origin III brawlers on field

Roy Masters The deciding State of Origin match in Sydney could either be abandoned, or brawling players allowed to remain on the field, following a conflict between the NRL's recent mandate to sin bin players...

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Grant defends crackdown on shoulder charge on finals eve

Roy Masters ARL Commission chairman John Grant has defended the decision to take tougher action on the eve of the finals against tacklers whose shoulder makes contact with the head of an opponent as Cronulla's...

Rugby League

Why Demetriou should be ARL's target

Roy Masters Now that the AFL's No.2 man, Gillon McLachlan, has knocked back the job as chief executive of the ARL Commission, rugby league should pursue the rival code's No.

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Coaches, not subterfuge, are the finals X-factor

Roy Masters 'They obviously want an all-Sydney club grand final,'' one NRL club official texted immediately after the Sea Eagles' controversial victory against the Cowboys a week ago.

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