Roy Masters is a Rugby League Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald
Roy Masters To NSW coach Laurie Daley, you can be a friend for life, except for that annual period of bad blood and good football, called State of Origin, when mateship must be suspended.
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 NSW's long wait for another Andrew ''Joey'' Johns-style halfback may be over … in another 15 years or so.
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 The Blues were over the moon after their victory in the Sydney State of Origin match, but coach Ricky Stuart must ensure such euphoria is not blue-moon rare.