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Roy Masters is a Sports Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Right and wrong: Has Bennett erred with Inglis switch?
Analysis

Right and wrong: Has Bennett erred with Inglis switch?

He is revered as the best coach ever, but Wayne Bennett's plan to play Greg Inglis on the right-hand side against the Roosters doesn't add up.

  • by Roy Masters

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Annesley revolution set to give NRL wheel of fortune a spin

Annesley revolution set to give NRL wheel of fortune a spin

Changes to the way the game is refereed this season are set to give a leg-up to certain clubs - including last season's wooden-spooners, the Eels.

  • by Roy Masters
The seven big questions facing rugby league after off-season from hell
Analysis

The seven big questions facing rugby league after off-season from hell

The game is starting the season on its own goal line defending a repeat set. First up, can the NRL crash-tackle the beast of social media?

  • by Roy Masters
NRL in a bind over sex tapes with more videos expected

NRL in a bind over sex tapes with more videos expected

The league is bracing for the release of many more lewd recordings, but a further erosion of players' rights in response would be a step too far.

  • by Roy Masters
All hell set to break loose as Beattie throws Greenberg hospital pass
Opinion

All hell set to break loose as Beattie throws Greenberg hospital pass

Will the people cheering the radical change of policy now be backing the NRL in 18 months if a player is found to be falsely accused?

  • by Roy Masters
Federals set to nail down Pickup as an all-time Fibro legend

Federals set to nail down Pickup as an all-time Fibro legend

Tim Pickup, the subject of a missing persons inquiry last week, is a good chance to be chosen as captain when Enfield Federals name their team of the century.

  • by Roy Masters
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TV star's case shows why ARLC shouldn't 'sterilise' de Belin services

TV star's case shows why ARLC shouldn't 'sterilise' de Belin services

Should Peter Beattie demand Jack de Belin be stood down, St George Illawarra’s legal team could point to the judgment in the Tracey Curro case.

  • by Roy Masters
The case against: Let courts decide, but if de Belin guilty, ban him

The case against: Let courts decide, but if de Belin guilty, ban him

The NRL have it right in letting the judicial process take its course. Todd Greenberg and co. cannot operate as judge, jury and executioner.

  • by Roy Masters
Other codes gasp for air as NRL and AFL grip ratings
Analysis

Other codes gasp for air as NRL and AFL grip ratings

The NRL and AFL's TV audiences are so vast they could swallow up rugby union and soccer.

  • by Roy Masters
D’Arcy rule piques Beattie’s interest as D-Day looms for de Belin

D’Arcy rule piques Beattie’s interest as D-Day looms for de Belin

The ARLC must decide whether the outrage over the non-suspension of Jack de Belin justifies the enacting of Australian Olympic Committee rules.

  • by Roy Masters
'If they've got pictures, you're f---ed': why the NRL can't win

'If they've got pictures, you're f---ed': why the NRL can't win

The NRL is caught between a rock and a hard place but footage - or the lack of it - is the difference between the Jack de Belin and Ben Barba cases.

  • by Roy Masters