Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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


Manly dumped Dank over injection row

Glenn Jackson As Manly was dragged into the drugs investigation by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority, it has emerged that controversial sports scientist Stephen Dank's long-term employment at the Sea...


Barba set for return after release from rehab

Ben Barba

Glenn Jackson Bulldogs fullback Ben Barba's return to the NRL is set to occur "in coming weeks" after he returned to Belmore on Wednesday, having been discharged from a health facility.


Damian Irvine quits Cronulla

Damian Irvine.

Glenn Jackson and Brad Forrest Cronulla Sharks chairman Damian Irvine has quit the embattled club.

Newcomer Potter scratches for positives


Glenn Jackson Asked what he would offer to the debutant Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter, the 658-match veteran Wayne Bennett, thought for a moment, smiled slightly and uttered: "Welcome.

'Tears of blood': Veteran official agonises over Sharks' plight


Glenn Jackson Bob Abbott, a founding administrator of Cronulla, said other officials would be "weeping tears of blood" over the club's handling of the drug allegations being aimed against the Sharks.


Try and try again: a black night for Potter's Tigers

Willie Mason

Glenn Jackson Mick Potter's debut could have been worse, but he might wake in the morning wondering how. A tough prospect it might have been, to recover from the tumultuous events of last week - when the club...

Gallen savours 'best part of the week'

Glenn Jackson A tight finish, a group of players who remain close despite a burgeoning scandal. And, according to the Cronulla captain Paul Gallen, the easiest part of his week.

'Flannos in, boardies out': fans rally behind Sharks


Glenn Jackson Liz McGee watched Cronulla play live for the first time on July 9, 1967, the club's first season in the NSWRL premiership.


Menzies denies rumour over contact with ASADA


Glenn Jackson Manly legend Steve Menzies has responded to rumours surrounding his involvement in ASADA investigations into the Sea Eagles.

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Gallen savours 'best part of the week'

Cronulla Sharks players

Glenn Jackson A tight finish, a group of players who remain close despite a burgeoning scandal. And, according to the Cronulla captain Paul Gallen, the easiest part of his week.

Sharks bid to save skin but risk legal battle with players


Glenn Jackson The split between Cronulla's players and its board, which is already widening following the mass departure of five key staff, has been illustrated further by the club's decision to engage prominent...

Sharks in crisis as coach sidelined

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 05:  Shane Flanagan who will be the sharks head coach in 2011 on the sideline during the round 13 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Cronulla Sharks at Sydney Football Stadium on June 5, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Craig Golding/Getty Imag101639800.jpg

Glenn Jackson The Cronulla Sharks stood on the brink of collapse on Friday as the Australian Crime Commission investigation into drugs in sport, and the ensuing Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority scrutiny,...


Flanagan confident he'll coach again - with reputation intact

Shane Flanagan.

Glenn Jackson Having had no contact with the Cronulla board for days, it occurred to Shane Flanagan, when he was summoned to a mid-afternoon meeting on Friday, that he might not exit the room as the Sharks coach.

Inglis shines the brightest among galaxy of superstars


Glenn Jackson So this was the night of the superstar. Not for Sonny Bill Williams, however. His first-night nerves were matched by a rather jittery opening, as the hype of his return to the NRL was popped by South...

On time and on song: Merritt's back in the good books

Nathan Merritt.

Glenn Jackson Nathan Merritt couldn't have anticipated a hat-trick on the opening night of the season. Not because there might still have been some rust in his finishing, but because he did not think he'd be out...

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Sharks up in arms with former trainer

Cronulla Sharks logo

Brad Walter and Glenn Jackson Cronulla players and officials believe former head trainer Trent Elkin has informed the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency about the drug and supplements program which was in place during his time...


Lights, camera, traction: Sonny will be all right on the night


Glenn Jackson First-night nerves? You bet. He is a premiership winner, a World Cup winner and the man who might just sell out Allianz Stadium, but if you think Sonny Bill Williams isn't nervous before his NRL...

League chaos as the Sharks go to ground

Glenn Jackson Like a bee to honey, controversy has a habit of finding rugby league around the time of a big match.


Shattered: suspensions loom for host of Cronulla stars

Dark days: The investigation into Cronulla has focused on the 2011 season and the involvement of sports scientist Stephen Dank.

Michael Carayannis, Glenn Jackson and Brad Walter Up to 14 Cronulla players left a meeting at Sharkies Leagues Club on Tuesday night fearing their careers may be in tatters after being told that they should accept a six-month suspension – or risk...

All bets are off as rumour mill sends bookies into a panic

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Glenn Jackson Bookmakers reacted swiftly to the crisis engulfing Cronulla, suspending betting on the club's round-one clash with Gold Coast as well as other markets.