Roy Masters is a Rugby League Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald
Roy Masters Never underestimate the importance of two factors at this time of year: firstly, the value of an extra 24 hours preparation for a match and secondly, the left-right mindset of players.
Roy Masters A final, dark chapter is being added to the game's original home.
Roy Masters Club directors believe five knew about alleged doping procedures and kept them hidden.
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...
Roy Masters Islands in the oceans may drown and the Antarctic ice shelf melt but climate change takes on an immediate meaning for coaches when it affects the scheduling of games.
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 The NRL has hyped up its anti-doping measures for by players but ignores the men whose judgment calls have potentially the most critical effect on the outcome of games.
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...
Roy Masters Referees risk becoming choreographers, directing the course of NRL games to produce dramatic results.
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.
Roy Masters A midnight visit to Belmore exactly a year ago convinced Manly's premiership coach Des Hasler he should switch to the Bulldogs.
Roy Masters The wily Wall Street bankers and inventive Greek politicians who flouted the laws of economics would be confounded by the rugby league price mechanism.
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 Relations between the new ARL Commission and the administration of chief executive, David Gallop, risk becoming dysfunctional, with some commissioners holding private meetings with stakeholders.
Roy Masters Strong interest by broadcasters in a second Brisbane team may prompt the ARL Commission to ask TV networks to lodge a separate rights bid for an 18-team competition.
Roy Masters God so loved the world, he didn't send a committee. He sent himself.