Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

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Stewart deserves to play in grand final, says 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 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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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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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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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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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.

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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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Boyd Cordner selected for Kangaroos squad

Boyd Cordner.

Glenn Jackson Sydney Roosters stars Michael Jennings and Boyd Cordner have capped a grand-final win with selection in the Australian squad for the World Cup starting later this month.

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Fifita delays honeymoon to fly with Kangaroos

Andrew Fifita

Glenn Jackson Before this season, Andrew Fifita told his Cronulla teammates he was getting married on the Sunday after the grand final, firmly believing his Sharks would be celebrating by then.

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Daly Cherry-Evans deserved Clive Churchill medal, selector says

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 06:  Daly Cherry-Evans of the Sea Eagles runs the ball during the 2013 NRL Grand Final match between the Sydney Roosters and the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles at ANZ Stadium on October 6, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Glenn Jackson Test selector Bob McCarthy admitted it "didn't look all that good" that the Clive Churchill medallist from Sunday's grand final came from the beaten side, but he was also bullish in his belief that...

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Jennings faces challenge with inside knowledge of the SBW phenomenon

Michael Jennings

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...

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The Torres Strait Cup: All the way to the top

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Glenn Jackson It is hot, it is October and Dave Smith finds himself at the footy. Yet he is a long way from the grand final at ANZ Stadium.

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Manly coach Geoff Toovey blasts unprofessional Parramatta Eels

Geoff Toovey

Glenn Jackson Manly coach Geoff Toovey has branded Parramatta "unprofessional" after the Eels' late backflip over his now former assistant Brad Arthur.

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League

Trent Robinson's still at work, not resting on laurels

Trent Robinson

Glenn Jackson With a premiership in his keeping from his rookie NRL season, Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson might feel entitled to some time off.

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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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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

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Finals defeat has a silver lining for the fired-up Rabbitohs

Glenn Jackson A fire burns inside Souths halfback Adam Reynolds, one that started a year ago on Sunday.

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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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