Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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


It's time to bury hatchet over SBW defection, says Greenberg

Glenn Jackson Bulldogs chief executive Todd Greenberg has not seen or spoken to Sonny Bill Williams since he walked out on the club in 2008.


Price proves right to keep master on wrong side of ledger

Matt Cooper

Glenn Jackson Just a fortnight ago he was under pressure. Now he is better than Bennett. Well, that might still be a stretch, but Dragons coach Steve Price still holds a perfect record over his former master,...

Case for defence: Manly the real deal


Glenn Jackson If defence does win premierships, and there is little evidence to suggest it doesn't, it's impossible not to consider Manly one of the real contenders.


Stars fail to shine as Manly do it easy


Glenn Jackson Ben Barba was limping, and Tony Williams was limp. The brightest and biggest chances the Bulldogs had of causing Manly some grief simply could not put it together, and the Sea Eagles coasted to...


NRL brings in change to charge definition

Ashley Harrison

Glenn Jackson, Lee Gaskin Fresh from their decision to alter obstruction interpretations, the NRL is now set to make changes to the policing of shoulder charges in time for round five.


SBW's form has Sheens sounding Test alarm

Sonny Bill Williams

Glenn Jackson Australian coach Tim Sheens says the early form of Sydney Roosters back-rower Sonny Bill Williams - who has declared himself eligible for New Zealand - should be a reminder to his team of the size of...

Anasta set for halfback role again, a blast from the past

Braith Anasta

Glenn Jackson Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter might be preparing to gamble with his selection of Braith Anasta at halfback, but if he wants a good omen he might be disappointed.

Rugby League

Dugan acts to help save his career after tirade


Glenn Jackson Josh Dugan will hold separate meetings on Tuesday with the NRL's salary cap auditor and the administration's welfare staff as he attempts to save his career.


Refs blow time up for obstruction rule


Glenn Jackson Referees bosses have bowed to the wave of criticism over the obstruction rules and are set to abandon black-and-white interpretations.


New interpretation of obstruction rule could lead to more players 'diving'


Glenn Jackson Penrith coach Ivan Cleary, a member of the NRL's competition committee, said he was not consulted about the shift towards black-and-white policing of obstruction, as he voiced his fear the new...


Gold Coast show steel where it matters

Dave Taylor

Glenn Jackson It wasn't simply the fact that the Gold Coast have now won three matches in a row. It was the nature of them, in producing three first- half shut-outs, which have made the biggest statement.

Potter: sidelining Farah didn't cause loss


Glenn Jackson Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter has dismissed the notion that Manly stole the game away from his side on Thursday night as a result of his decision to interchange his captain, Robbie Farah, late in...

Referees' boss stands ground over policing of obstruction


Glenn Jackson Referees' boss Daniel Anderson has no intention of backing down from the ''black and white'' policing of obstruction in the face of increasing hostility, but says the NRL competition committee will...


Fuming Farah can't get past controversial obstruction rulings


Glenn Jackson Another night, another attack of the obstruction rules. This time it was Wests Tigers captain Robbie Farah who expressed his frustration over the recent interpretations, maintaining defenders were...


Sea Eagles rise above first-half jitters


Glenn Jackson The best thing you can say about all that is it's over, and both sides can move on. Manly took advantage of opponents who were off their game, while the Tigers couldn't.

Return of banned player agents adds spice to Beale deal

Kurtley Beale.

Glenn Jackson The futures of some of the highest-profile players in the NRL - as well as the controversial rugby union star Kurtley Beale - may become clearer now that two player agents suspended over their...

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Panel downgrades Fa'aoso ban despite push for deterrent

Richie Fa'aoso.

Glenn Jackson A test case for the shoulder charge? Perhaps not. Really, this was closer to a test case for head clashes.

Young guns prepared to prop up Tigers

Jack Buchanan

Glenn Jackson They are the youngest starting props in the premiership by some distance, with 42 years between them when most clubs at least notch a half century.

Rugby League

Broncos have extra incentive to sign Dugan


Glenn Jackson Brisbane fullback Corey Norman's departure to Parramatta is likely to quicken the Broncos' desire to offer sacked Canberra star Josh Dugan a lifeline.

Fa'aoso faces up to four-week ban

Richie Fa'aoso.

Glenn Jackson Manly forward Richie Fa'aoso is facing a four-match ban over his controversial shoulder charge on Gold Coast's Ashley Harrison on Saturday.