Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

League

Big Sam's jetting off early after finals upset

Glenn Jackson Had his Friday night gone more to plan, South Sydney forward Sam Burgess would have been looking to enjoy the grand-final lunch on Thursday, in the final stages of his team's preparations for the...

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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Flat Manly know they must improve for finals bid

Daly Cherry-Evans

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...

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South Sydney Rabbitohs beat Melbourne Storm in NRL finals series

Sam Burgess

Glenn Jackson A hoodoo is broken and South Sydney's stumble is righted swiftly. The Rabbitohs might have missed out on first place but they are still the first side into the penultimate weekend, courtesy of their...

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League

Tigers sweating on Marshall charge as finals hopes fade

West Tigers Trainning: 050812: SMH Sport: Images show the West Tigers League team training at Campbletown Sports Centre this afternoon including team Captain Benji Marshall practising his kicking game prior to he forthcoming round of the NRL. Photo by James Alcock

Glenn Jackson Wests Tigers halfback Benji Marshall is confident he will be cleared to play in Saturday night's final-round clash with Melbourne after being placed on report in yesterday's loss to Sydney Roosters -...

Shoulder charge isn't on in finals

Glenn Jackson The ARLC has taken a step towards banning the shoulder charge, cracking down on the technique for the rest of the season and warning clubs that dangerous tackles will be punished.

Rugby league

Once more with feeling: Storm face old finals foes

Melbourne Storm

Glenn Jackson MELBOURNE coach Craig Bellamy isn't silly enough to claim there will be no emotion in Friday night's preliminary final clash against Manly.

NRL finals system scrapped by new commission

24 november 2011. PHOTO by GARY SCHAFER CANBERRA TIMES sport lee gaskinat Parliament House NRL CEO David Gallop commits rugby league to the White Ribbon Day concept which calls on all men to speak out against violence against women

Glenn Jackson The ARL Commission has made its first major decision today scrapping the McIntyre System for the finals in favour of the current AFL model.

King raring to go after misery of missing finals

Glenn Jackson AS ANY footballer would at this time of year, the first day of autumn and just days out from the start of a different kind of season, Jason King is looking forward to playing in round one, against...

League

Angry Sea Eagles won't escape penalty despite Cowboys' comments

Geoff Toovey.

Adrian Proszenko, Glenn Jackson Manly officials are livid that North Queensland are set to escape without sanction for comments they believe are more incendiary than the ones that cost Geoff Toovey a $10,000 fine.

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'The softening up period ... it went on for 80 minutes'

1973 grand final

Glenn Jackson The 1973 grand final between Manly and Cronulla set the bar for on-field violence, writes Glenn Jackson.

League

Sea Eagles ready for physical examination

Anthony Watmough

Glenn Jackson and Michael Chammas Manly coach Geoff Toovey is expecting Friday night's elimination semi-final against Cronulla to be every bit as physical as the Sea Eagles' brutal clash with Sydney Roosters.

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League

This final four is a dream coming true for promoters

Greg Inglis

Glenn Jackson The NRL faces a scenario where it hardly matters who loses; they still win. Whichever way they look from here on in, they will be blessed with promotional dreams on both the penultimate weekend and...

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League

Reynolds hungry for chance to go one better

PENRITH, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 24:  Adam Reynolds of the Rabbitohs runs the ball during the round three NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Centrebet Stadium on March 24, 2013 in Penrith, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Glenn Jackson A fire burns inside Souths halfback Adam Reynolds, one which started a year ago on Sunday. On that occasion, Reynolds' best night became his worst one; a hamstring ended his first preliminary final...

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League

Skipper shrugs off suggestions it's last chance time for Manly

Jamie Lyon

Glenn Jackson South Sydney have not won a premiership since 1971, but try telling their opponents on Friday night that the Rabbitohs will be more desperate to win than they are.

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Rugby league

Bunny flop: Freakish Manly turn on show to skin the Rabbits

George Rose

Glenn Jackson Manly love the role of the villain. And so the club which thrives on being despised have ruined the celebrations of South Sydney.

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League

Horo can smell victory after facing the stink of the scrap heap

Justin Horo

Glenn Jackson This time last year, Justin Horo was preparing to play in France. Now, he is preparing to play in a grand final.

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League

Medicab exit a sad end for champion Buderus

Danny Buderus

Glenn Jackson That they all rose – Roosters and Knights supporters – was stirring, yet it shouldn't have ended like this.

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Walking wounded fighting to bounce back as Roosters look to final squad

Mitchell Pearce

Glenn Jackson Mitchell Pearce trained but Sonny Bill Williams didn't, as the disruptions to grand-final week continued for minor premiers Sydney Roosters.

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League

Grand final grandson in the wrong colours

Bill

Glenn Jackson Blood might be thicker than water, but not if you've got a view of the water off Bondi.

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