Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

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Grand final grandson in the wrong colours

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

Grand final assistants locked in race to take charge at Eels

Craig Fitzgibbon (L) and Jason Taylor (R) l

Adrian Proszenko, Glenn Jackson One of the grand finalists is likely to lose a coach in the coming days.

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Doping fallout unlikely to hit until after grand final

Bad sport

Glenn Jackson The NRL will not seek an interim report from the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority on its supplements investigation, leaving any potential sanctions likely to be handed down after the grand...

Dogs' decline began with grand final loss

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 02:  Sea Eagles coach Des Hasler celebrates after the 2011 NRL Grand Final match between the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and the Warriors at ANZ Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images) Getty pic

Glenn Jackson NOW, officially, the Bulldogs will ponder life without Ben Barba as they consider a release for their star fullback. Speculation has become reality. Barba wants out.

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Stewart deserves to play in grand final, says Burgess

Sam Burgess

Glenn Jackson, Adrian Proszenko Manly back-rower Glenn Stewart has an important backer in his corner as he looks to be cleared for next Sunday's grand final - the player who was felled by him, South Sydney's Sam Burgess.

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Grand final berth won't pull Piggins out of a hat

George Piggins

Glenn Jackson SOUTHS patriarch George Piggins says he hopes the Rabbitohs win a premiership this year, but he will not attend the grand final to watch them do it.

Captains' tip on how to win a grand final: miss out on one first

The Melbourne Storm's Cameron Smith (Captain) and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs' Michael Ennis (Captain). The NRL Grand Final Breakfast at Daltone House, Pyrmont. photo by Marco Del Grande on September 27, 2012

Glenn Jackson THE saying goes you've got to lose a grand final to win one. But for some involved in today's decider, it's a case of: you've got to miss a grand final to win one.

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Don't expect too much, too soon from William Hopoate: Brad Arthur

William Hopoate

Glenn Jackson William Hopoate will begin training with Parramatta almost as soon as his two-year Mormon mission ends, but new Eels coach Brad Arthur has warned that expectations needed to be tempered around the...

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Outdated salary cap rules expected to be ditched within weeks

Jim Doyle

Glenn Jackson Proposed changes to the NRL salary cap in time for next season, possibly including the introduction of a transfer window, are set to be finalised in a matter of weeks.

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Jason King comes to the end of his clerkship at lawyers

Jason King

Glenn Jackson When NRL players say they are looking forward to returning for off-season training, the words are generally spoken with a degree of trepidation.

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Dragons out to atone for unlucky '13

MERCURY. NEWS. Pics of Dragons training. pic of Ben Creagh. pic by sylvia liber. 15 July 2013. job number 00120927

Glenn Jackson As the grand final winners and losers return to the training paddock, so too do season 2013's also-rans

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson eyes back-to-back premierships

Trent Robinson

Glenn Jackson On day one of Sydney Roosters' 2014 campaign, as the defending premiers, coach Trent Robinson wasted no time telling his players that their grand final victory was far from the end of what he has...

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NRL beefs up second tier with $10.8m injection

Jim Doyle

Glenn Jackson A $10.8 million funding injection by the NRL into the game's second tier will result in the return of two curtain-raisers before NRL matches and confirmation of a ''Super Bowl'' play-off on...

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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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Robinson's faith rewarded with a Friend he can rely on

Trent Robinson

Glenn Jackson ''It was a long time ago,'' Jake Friend says. ''A lot's changed since then.'' He's right, but what remains in this remarkable redemption story - Friend's journey from being sacked, to sandwich-maker...

Galuvao would jump at unlikely chance

Joe Galuvao.

Glenn Jackson Manly veteran Joe Galuvao said he was ready to play in Sunday's grand final if required - yet he conceded he was at long odds to do so.

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Roosters will learn from 2010: Fletcher

Bryan Fletcher

Glenn Jackson Sydney Roosters proved a little over a decade ago that, in some instances, you do have to lose a grand final in order to win one.

Fans left disappointed as SBW is a no-show

williams

Glenn Jackson, Michael Carayannis The Roosters have defended Sonny Bill Williams after the superstar was a notable absentee from the annual NRL fan day at Darling Harbour on Thursday afternoon.

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Blood brothers geared up for the biggest fight of their lives

The NRL Grand Final Lunch. Kieran Foran from Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and Mitchell Pearce from the Sydney Roosters. SPORT photo: Marco Del Grande on Ocyober 3, 2013

Glenn Jackson THEY used to oppose each other back then, of course. While Mitchell Pearce and Kieran Foran have long been drawn to each other by a shared love of the game, they were also - in their early years -...

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Greg Inglis fit for Kangaroos World Cup tour

Greg Inglis

Glenn Jackson South Sydney superstar Greg Inglis will be selected for Australia's World Cup campaign and is almost certain to tour after being effectively cleared to play despite his late-season knee troubles.

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