Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

League

Flat Manly know they must improve for finals bid

Glenn Jackson Having produced what coach Geoff Toovey described as a ''flat'' final-round performance against Penrith, Manly captain Jamie Lyon conceded that the Sea Eagles would need significant improvement to...

League

Silver lining for silvertails but concerns remain

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 08:  David Gower of the Sea Eagles is tackled during the round 26 NRL match between the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and the Penrith Panthers at Brookvale Oval on September 8, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Glenn Jackson As a warm-up for a final against minor premiers Sydney Roosters, Manly's performance was poor. The silver lining, of course, is that the Sea Eagles will have an extra day to recover from their loss,...

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League

Making it Count: Minichiello the saviour for Chooks

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Glenn Jackson It was a tackle which would have brought back memories for Anthony Minichiello - bad ones. But his effort in stopping Souths winger Nathan Merritt with 11 minutes remaining will be memorable for all...

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Roosters steal minor premiership away from Rabbitohs

Waerea-Hargreaves

Glenn Jackson When the match was there to be won, two Roosters recruits stepped up. Yet when the game was there to be saved, it was a veteran, Anthony Minichiello, who showed there's life in the old chook yet.

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League

League unveils pathways shake-up

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Glenn Jackson A revamp of the second-tier competitions, with a national championship at the end of the season, under the NRL umbrella, are the expected outcomes from a landmark review into rugby league's pathways.

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League

Coote hops off fence to get behind Rabbitohs

Ron Coote

Glenn Jackson He won premierships for and supports both clubs, but Ron Coote admits he has a soft spot for South Sydney this year, approaching Friday night's clash with Sydney Roosters.

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Rabbitohs v Roosters: the five key contests

Adam Reynolds

Glenn Jackson Souths and Sydney Roosters boast two of the best performing halves combinations in the NRL this year.

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League

Panthers will get feather in their cap soon, says Sea Eagle Kite of new club

Brent Kite

Glenn Jackson As he approaches his final match for Manly at Brookvale Oval, fittingly against his future club Penrith, Brent Kite says he can see similarities between his early days at the Sea Eagles and the...

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League

Major respect in minor title fight as Pearce faces Reynolds

Mitchell Pearce

Glenn Jackson You get the feeling the closest Sydney Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce comes to hating Souths is his attitude to the associated chatter about his rivalry with Adam Reynolds, which is automatically...

Victorious Stuart remains tight-lipped over Eels future

Ricky Stuart

Glenn Jackson Parramatta coach Ricky Stuart had the chance to end speculation about his future - but didn't. So while he lamented the speculation as being "unfair" on the Eels, it will continue.

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League

Moimoi double helps Eels sink Dragons

Fuifui Moimoi

Glenn Jackson There will be few highlights for the Eels out of this season, but they have at least added one.

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League

Tricolours need to lift game for finals: coach

Mitchell Pearce

Glenn Jackson After a performance by his team which was at odds with what most expected, Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson showed he could follow suit. One of league's most affable coaches was cranky.

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League

Takairangi has no qualms in returning to bite the hand that once fed him

Brad Takairangi

Glenn Jackson After four years at Sydney Roosters, Brad Takairangi could see himself being squeezed. With Sonny Bill Williams joining the club, what he could not see was him in the Roosters' best line-up.

League

Brave Titans exploit sluggish Roosters defence

Ryan James

Glenn Jackson All of a sudden, Sydney Roosters will face South Sydney for the minor premiership on Friday night after two consecutive losses.

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Asotasi tips sparks to fly in final-round battle for first prize

Roy Asotasi

Glenn Jackson Roy Asotasi has played 214 NRL matches, but cannot remember a regular season contest like the one which awaits him and South Sydney; a Friday night showdown with bitter rivals Sydney Roosters to...

Rugby League

Manly in Storm warning

Caught: Manly's George Rose is tackled but the Sea Eagles still had too many guns for the Storm.

Glenn Jackson Sea Eagles leave it late to claim a major scalp but pick off Storm.

League

Sea Eagles cruise to victory in battle of Brookvale

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Glenn Jackson Manly have left it late to claim a major scalp. But their timing is as good as their execution was on Saturday night.

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NRL

South Sydney Rabbitohs beat Wests Tigers to hop to top of NRL ladder

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 30:  George Burgess of the Rabbitohs is tackled during the round 25 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Allianz Stadium on August 30, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Glenn Jackson South Sydney are back at the top of the premiership ladder. And regardless of the result of Sydney Roosters' clash with Gold Coast on Sunday, they will have the chance to end the season there.

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Wests Tigers lurch from bad to worse in cash crisis

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Glenn Jackson The crisis engulfing Wests Tigers has taken another turn with their major sponsor, the billionaire property developer Harry Triguboff, telling the club to look for another major backer.

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League

Snowden gone for season after pleading guilty to shoulder charge

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Glenn Jackson Kade Snowden's NRL season is over after the Newcastle prop accepted a seven-match ban for the shoulder charge that left North Queensland hooker Ray Thompson with a broken jaw.

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