Roy Masters

Roy Masters

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

League

Decrease in crowds due to poor form of popular sides

Roy Masters Rugby league's take on a projected 2.9 per cent fall in crowds this year is akin to the response of those pathetic Ruddite federal parliamentarians who claim the election result would have been worse...

Why succeeding often means failure

Ricky Stuart

Roy Masters IT'S preferable to be the coach who follows the coach who follows the legend. Just ask anyone who followed Jack Gibson, particularly after his appointments at Eastern Suburbs (two premierships) and...

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Dramatic licence: whistleblowers in danger of playing to script to ensure theatrical finale

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Roy Masters Referees risk becoming choreographers, directing the course of NRL games to produce dramatic results.

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Men of dollars, and sense, required

Roy Masters It has taken rugby league more than 100 years to reach prudent adulthood. On Wednesday night, the NRL season launch at Sydney's Star casino is also a celebration of the code's new status as a...

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Parramatta deal a boost to students of the game

Roy Masters THE saddest, possibly the blackest, day in rugby league history occurred in 1937, according to a past chairman of the ARL, Bill Buckley.

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Cronulla coach 'knew of doping'

Shane Flanagan.

Roy Masters Club directors believe five knew about alleged doping procedures and kept them hidden.

League

Sharks allege cover-up

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Roy Masters The Cronulla Sharks board stood down coach Shane Flanagan and sacked four other key staff members because the directors believe they knew about alleged doping procedures at the club and kept it...

League

Lack of Plan B compounds copycat conundrum

Roy Masters Basically, there are two ways for a rugby league team to use the ball: go through the opposition, or around them.

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Super Sunday the wild card in TV rights push

Roy Masters 'SUPER Sunday'' could become a reality in rugby league's next broadcasting contract, with four games across three time zones in two countries over a six-hour period.