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

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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

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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

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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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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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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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Snowden gone for season after pleading guilty to shoulder charge

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Glenn Jackson Kade Snowden's NRL season is over after the Newcastle prop accepted a seven-match ban for the shoulder charge that left North Queensland hooker Ray Thompson with a broken jaw.

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Panthers will get feather in their cap soon, says Sea Eagle Kite of new club

Brent Kite

Glenn Jackson As he approaches his final match for Manly at Brookvale Oval, fittingly against his future club Penrith, Brent Kite says he can see similarities between his early days at the Sea Eagles and the...

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Rabbitohs v Roosters: the five key contests

Adam Reynolds

Glenn Jackson Souths and Sydney Roosters boast two of the best performing halves combinations in the NRL this year.

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Making it Count: Minichiello the saviour for Chooks

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Glenn Jackson It was a tackle which would have brought back memories for Anthony Minichiello - bad ones. But his effort in stopping Souths winger Nathan Merritt with 11 minutes remaining will be memorable for all...

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League unveils pathways shake-up

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Glenn Jackson A revamp of the second-tier competitions, with a national championship at the end of the season, under the NRL umbrella, are the expected outcomes from a landmark review into rugby league's pathways.

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Criticism opens Burgess' eyes

Sam Burgess

Glenn Jackson South Sydney forward Sam Burgess has opened up on his mock eye rake of Sydney Roosters five-eighth James Maloney, saying it was a ''bit of a laugh'' with a mate while also conceding he had learnt a...

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Widdop return gives Storm renewed hope

Gareth Widdop

Glenn Jackson As Melbourne steel themselves with the realisation they will have to defend their premiership the hard way, via three sudden-death games, the return of five-eighth Gareth Widdop has given the Storm...

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League can reflect on evolution of species

Angus Young

Glenn Jackson Back when men were men and mullets were glorious, the top five was also fashionable.

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