Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

League

Jennings faces challenge with inside knowledge of the SBW phenomenon

Glenn Jackson If he needs a reminder of the size of the challenge the Australians, as well as every other nation, face now that Sonny Bill Williams has completed his about-face, Michael Jennings need only look at...

League

Last chance for World Cup win spurs old firm

Paul Gallen

Glenn Jackson The past and the future will be motivating the Australians in the World Cup. The Kangaroos' core players have never won the trophy - and realise that if they do not succeed this year, they never will.

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League

Thurston on quest to add World Cup to trophies

Johnathan Thurston in action.

Glenn Jackson He can do anything that Johnathan Thurston, but has he done it all?

Luke's discipline questioned again

By Glenn Jackson Issac Luke's attempts at behavioural reform may have lasted a matter of minutes. In his comeback match from a suspension for a leg twist in the Four Nations tournament, Luke again found himself in...

Luke faces ban for alleged push on referee

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Glenn Jackson Souths hooker Issac Luke's judiciary problems have continued after being charged with contrary conduct involving referee Jason Robinson in Saturday night's Charity Shield.

Luke pushes luck as ref contact attracts charge

Isaac Luke

Glenn Jackson ISSAC LUKE'S attempts at behavioural reform may have lasted a matter of minutes. In his comeback match from a suspension for a leg twist in the Four Nations tournament, Luke again found himself in...

Choc full of praise: Watmough says dynamic halves duo will get better

Anthony Watmough

Glenn Jackson THEY were so good they ''owned the comp'' last season, but Manly's young halves will get even better this year, according to back-rower Anthony Watmough.

Daly bread: Sea Eagles in a bind over star's cut- price contract

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Glenn Jackson HE'S the premiership-winning halfback and one of the hottest prospects in the NRL, yet Manly are baulking at a salary rise that would take him above the average wage of the competition.

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I would have agreed with send-off, says Harrigan

Glenn Jackson REFEREES boss Bill Harrigan would have supported Manly player Tony Williams being sent off for the lifting tackle that has resulted in the forward being suspended until round 11.

Life after Locky: Kangaroos' halves hopes now rest on shoulders of Thurston, Cronk

Cooper Cronk and Johnathan Thurston

Glenn Jackson DARREN LOCKYER may be gone, but it is clear he is not forgotten. His presence is still an imposing one in the Australian camp, even five months or so since his retirement.

League

Smith expects Tamou to be targeted

Glenn Jackson AUSTRALIAN captain Cameron Smith fully expects James Tamou to cop a hostile reception from the Eden Park crowd on Friday night, but the hooker said the New Zealand-born front-rower was up to the...

League

Bad boy Luke has learned his lesson

Glenn Jackson Issac Luke has learnt his lesson. The New Zealand hooker won't be attempting any retribution on James Tamou tomorrow night in Auckland.

Tamou's a mate where it matters - Thaiday

Sam Thaiday and James Tamou

Glenn Jackson AUSTRALIAN forward Sam Thaiday has maintained he cast aside long ago an on-field fight he had with Kangaroos debutant James Tamou.

Luke pledges to remain cool if it comes to taming Tamou

Issac Luke

Glenn Jackson AUCKLAND: Issac Luke has learnt his lesson. The New Zealand hooker won't be attempting any retribution on James Tamou tomorrow night in Auckland.

League

Carney says Blues call-up shows his troubled days are over

Todd Carney

Glenn Jackson Whether it was destiny or fate involved, or something else entirely, Todd Carney wasn't sure. All he knew was that he wanted it badly; that never changed even through the highs, lows and in-betweens...

'I feel I'm through that other side. I feel pretty good'

Todd Carney

Glenn Jackson WHETHER it was destiny or fate or something else entirely, Todd Carney wasn't sure. All he knew was that he wanted it badly; that never changed even through the highs, lows and in-betweens of his...

I will give it my all: Carney says he's ready for Origin

Todd Carney

Glenn Jackson THE way Todd Carney speaks, it seems his elevation to a NSW jumper is being guided as much by destiny as anything else. ''I just feel that my time has come,'' Carney said yesterday.

Rugby league

Hurt shocker: coaches want refs to stop for injuries

Kyle O'Donnell

Brad Walter and Glenn Jackson WAYNE BENNETT and Tim Sheens, the two most experienced and successful coaches in the NRL, are angered over the failure of on-field officials to stop play for seriously injured players in weekend...

Tonga brutal in summing up season

Willie Tonga

Glenn Jackson IT'S human nature to respond to adversity with honesty. In the case of Willie Tonga, as he searches for form in a body which has been failing and in a team which has been doing similarly, the...