Roy Masters is a Rugby League Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald
Roy Masters For the first time in Origin history, two players have been removed from a team by police action, producing a saga where rap sheets have become more noteworthy than stats sheets.
Roy Masters The first and last penalties of Wednesday night's second State of Origin match told the story of NSW's disrespectful attitude.
Roy Masters NEVER trust a Queenslander at Origin time, even the ballboys.
Roy Masters It's all happened before - 80 years ago. There is little new under the sun in rugby league.
Roy Masters When NSW coach Laurie Daley finalises his team after this weekend's NRL round, he will try and include as many fit players from the Blues 2012 Origin squad.
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 Origin I was akin to co-pilots of a jumbo jet operating the controls antagonistically, one seeking to put the plane on the tarmac, the other striving to soar to the skies.
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 rumblings from the Deep North began early in the week when some of Queensland's Former Origin Greats (FOGs) became convinced former NSW halfback Andrew "Joey" Johns was to become rugby league's...
Roy Masters Rugby league's commissioners were appointed principally because of their independence and business savvy but their recent decisions demonstrate they are simply politicians and as beholden to their...
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 AUSTRALIA'S two biggest breweries have resolved their dispute over Cameron Smith, skipper of the XXXX-sponsored Queensland team, being used in advertisements to promote the sale of VB, the sponsor of...
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 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.
Roy Masters An historic meeting in Sydney on Wednesday of some of the game's top powerbrokers will decide rugby league's eighth Immortal.