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.
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.
Glenn Jackson As Wests Tigers five-eighth Benji Marshall attempts to regain his lost confidence, his youngest brother was not lacking any on Sunday when he won the national under-18s title with Balmain Tigers at...
Michael Chammas and Glenn Jackson Wests Tigers five-eighth Benji Marshall is expected to be rushed into the side for Friday night's clash with the Bulldogs after recovering from turf toe.
Glenn Jackson Three significant returns have occurred for the Bulldogs. Props James Graham and Sam Kasiano made comebacks, and they were important enough for the previously stuttering Bulldogs.
Glenn Jackson Des Hasler spoke of the small steps taken and the momentum the Bulldogs will build with a victory over Cronulla, just their second this season.
Glenn Jackson Slipping back into the centres for an Australian team, you will be comforted to hear, is as easy as ''riding a bicycle''.
Glenn Jackson If Aaron Woods were to pick the perfect opportunity to impress before the representative season, this Sunday would come close: a stoush with two fellow in-form front-rowers with rep potential, on the...
Glenn Jackson One coach was pleased and proud, the other not so. But can you pick the two without knowing? Eels coach Ricky Stuart, quite remarkably, said the 20-16 loss to the Bulldogs made him feel better than...
Glenn Jackson Beating the Storm when all its stars are present is a tough ask for any club.
Weathering the Storm: Bulldogs plan around Melbourne's triumvirate of power for an uphill battle without Barba
Glenn Jackson Melbourne don't lose very often. But even rarer are occasions when the Storm lose with Cooper Cronk, Billy Slater and Cameron Smith all in the team.
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.
Glenn Jackson PREMIERSHIP teams are bred not bought, or so the saying went the last time Sydney Roosters went on such a spree.
Glenn Jackson THE curse of the face of the NRL continues. But Ben Barba's sudden spiral from the player anointed to launch the new season on Wednesday night to being suspended indefinitely by the Bulldogs, due to...
Glenn Jackson BULLDOGS superstar Ben Barba's indefinite suspension may last for the rest of the season - unless he can convince counsellors and his club that he is ready to return to the NRL.
Glenn Jackson MELBOURNE'S premiership-winning winger Sisa Waqa will be sidelined for up to two months by an injury suffered while in Britain for the World Club Challenge.
Glenn Jackson If Josh Dugan and, to a lesser extent, Ben Barba, need any reminder of what a privileged position they are in, they need look no further than Steve Turner.
Glenn Jackson A PHONE box outside a campsite near Nowra. If ever there was a place you would not have expected some serious negotiations to be had, on the next NRL major sponsor and digital media rights, this...
Glenn Jackson WHILE he hasn't played rugby league, Dave Smith proved he still has a strong fend, even though, as someone who is not a rugby league man, that might not be enough to stop criticism.
Glenn Jackson WHILE he hasn't played rugby league, and perhaps only knows rugby league with the intimacy of one party in an arranged marriage, Dave Smith proved he can still find a strong fend.