Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson is a Rugby League Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald


Panel in a bind as hit highlights grey areas

Glenn Jackson The match-review panel will be in a no-win situation when it meets to decide the fate of Manly forward Richie Fa'aoso.


Cronulla put Flanagan back in the winner's circle on return

Andrew Fifita

Glenn Jackson Beau Ryan stood in the Cronulla dressing room with a sign which read ''Bring Back Sharpie''. As always, the Cronulla winger knew how to take the pressure out of a moment like he was simply popping a...


Eels left standing as Tigers' twin engines click into gear


Glenn Jackson WHEN Robbie Farah and Benji Marshall, unbreakable and unpredictable respectively, are in that sort of mood, Wests Tigers are always difficult to beat.

Carney the priority for reinstated Flanagan

Todd Carney

Adrian Proszenko, Daniel Lane, Glenn Jackson Shane Flanagan has labelled the retention of free agent Todd Carney as ''priority No.1' after being reinstated as Cronulla coach.

Stuart looks for positives in Tigers defeat


Glenn Jackson Parramatta coach Ricky Stuart conceded the loss to Wests Tigers would be a "learning curve" for his co-captain Jarryd Hayne, as well as his young squad, whose ill-discipline cost them at Leichhardt...


Gallen replaced as figurehead amid probe


Adrian Proszenko, Glenn Jackson A State of Origin advertising campaign featuring Paul Gallen has been abandoned amid fears this year's series will be tarnished by the drugs scandal at Cronulla.


Farah's long-term relationship to continue with club of his life

Robbie Farah.

Glenn Jackson On the occasions Wests Tigers captain Robbie Farah woke up disillusioned and thinking hard about leaving the club, he imagined himself in other colours.

Rugby League

Bulldogs aim to put bite on trio

On the go: Storm's full-back Billy Slater.

Glenn Jackson Beating the Storm when all its stars are present is a tough ask for any club.

Weathering the Storm: Bulldogs plan around Melbourne's triumvirate of power for an uphill battle without Barba


Glenn Jackson Melbourne don't lose very often. But even rarer are occasions when the Storm lose with Cooper Cronk, Billy Slater and Cameron Smith all in the team.


Clubs vent fury as ASADA backs off


Adrian Proszenko, Glenn Jackson Manly have hit out at the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority after being cleared of systemic doping, claiming the ''ridiculous'' decision to name the club as part of its investigation has done...


Barba's likely return on Good Friday to be great for Bulldogs


Glenn Jackson He has confronted his personal issues, and his teammates. Now comes the question of how Ben Barba, the returning Bulldog, will confront his return to superstardom.


Machine-like Manly taste blood as Knights self-destruct

Jamie Lyon

Glenn Jackson Back where they belong, at Brookvale Oval and under siege, Manly are back where they will believe they belong; near the top of the table as one of the premiership pacesetters.


Dugan, Barba could do worse than look at Turner's demise


Glenn Jackson If Josh Dugan and, to a lesser extent, Ben Barba, need any reminder of what a privileged position they are in, they need look no further than Steve Turner.

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Farah close to signing a new deal with Tigers


Glenn Jackson Wests Tigers officials are close to re-signing their captain and hooker Robbie Farah, and may do so as early as next week.

He's done the miles, now Buchanan's journey has reached the big league


Glenn Jackson Jack Buchanan appears to have come out of nowhere; St George Illawarra under-20s to the Wests Tigers starting front row, in doing so keeping Aaron Woods on the interchange bench.

Braith has faith: Tigers recruit vows to improve on opening-round shocker


Glenn Jackson If honesty is the best policy, expect Wests Tigers to bounce back well on Sunday against Penrith. Some of the Tigers' key players have been nothing short of brutal on themselves in the wake of their...

Happy loser, concerned winner: Stuart and Hasler eye bigger picture


Glenn Jackson One coach was pleased and proud, the other not so. But can you pick the two without knowing? Eels coach Ricky Stuart, quite remarkably, said the 20-16 loss to the Bulldogs made him feel better than...

Bulldogs' bark remains as Eels pass up opportunities


Glenn Jackson This won't go down as a missed opportunity for Parramatta, it will go down as many missed opportunities.


'Sorry' Barba leaves clinic set for shock early return

Ben Barba

Glenn Jackson, Adrian Proszenko Canterbury fullback Ben Barba is poised for a shock return as early as the round-four clash with Greg Inglis' South Sydney after he immediately followed up his discharge from a health clinic with an...

Sport in Crisis

Dank 'sacked over injection'

Fallout: Stephen Dank at Manly training .

Glenn Jackson Controversial sports scientist's term at Sea Eagles ended due to clash over injection.