Roy Masters is a Rugby League Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald
Roy Masters Billy Slater has moved up a couple of floors in the department store of rugby league history, past the Unforgettables and on to the Unsurpassables.
Roy Masters Rugby league could be at sixes and sevens this season, with a new zero tackle call creating confusion for referees, players, fans and broadcasters.
Roy Masters Dolly Parton's most famous quote is: "I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb . . . and I also know that I'm not blonde."
Roy Masters IF you are a supporter of the Sea Eagles or the Roosters, 2013 has not been an ''anus horribilus'' - ''a shit of a year'', as comedian Dave Hughes described the season of Essendon, the AFL club...
Roy Masters With the top four NRL teams threatening to break away, the challenge is to bring them back to the pack.
Roy Masters There are too many footballers playing NRL each week not up to standard and too many receiving money their experience or talents don't justify.
Roy Masters Selecting the Roosters' halves to meet Queensland in Wednesday's first State of Origin match is a mission akin to going into the water to fight a shark.
Roy Masters 'I THINK we've got the crowd,'' former federal treasurer Peter Costello said before the annual AFL finals debate yesterday morning at the MCG.
Roy Masters Finishing first or second on the premiership ladder is a colossal advantage under the new finals system.
Roy Masters Twice in the jubilant Storm dressing room, the coach Craig Bellamy confessed to a strange emptiness.
Roy Masters GIVEN the time-honoured tendency for NRL teams to follow the tactical lead of the premiers, a Canterbury victory in last Sunday's grand final could have led to a sea change in the way the game is...
Roy Masters Craig Bellamy has opted for immediate short-term team success in Melbourne over guaranteed long-term personal security and stability with St George Illawarra.
Roy Masters Billy Slater moves up a couple of floors in the department store of rugby league history, past Unforgettables and on to Unsurpassables.
Roy Masters Magpies greats, such as Noel Kelly and Tom Raudonikis, will gather at the SCG today for the foundation club's annual reunion, before shuffling across to Allianz Stadium on arthritic knees to watch...
Roy Masters Super coach Wayne Bennett is in unfamiliar territory with the Knights, the legendary premiership winner having one of his worst starts to a season in his 26 years in the top grade.
Roy Masters NSW coach Ricky Stuart has a ''blueprint'' for success, a master plan to reverse six years of State of Origin domination by Queensland. It defines the qualities he seeks in an Origin player.
Roy Masters You need a witch's cauldron and a clove of garlic to understand state of origin.
Roy Masters You need a witch's cauldron and a clove of garlic to understand State of Origin, particularly games played in Melbourne.
Roy Masters The Blues camp was incensed by a remark from Maroons forward Sam Thaiday when asked what was Queensland's biggest danger in the lead-up to Origin I.
Roy Masters An historic meeting in Sydney on Wednesday of some of the game's top powerbrokers will decide rugby league's eighth Immortal.