Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

Referees' boss stands ground over policing of obstruction

Anderson

Glenn Jackson Referees' boss Daniel Anderson has no intention of backing down from the ''black and white'' policing of obstruction in the face of increasing hostility, but says the NRL competition committee will...

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Inglis, Slater key to big clash

Billy Slater.

Glenn Jackson Inglis has the power to run over Sonny Bill Williams, Slater has the speed to go around him.

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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Refereeing rubbish: Bennett cans decision to throw Houston in sin bin

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 24:  Knights coach Wayne Bennett speaks in the post match media conference at the end of the round 24 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Newcastle Knights at 1300SMILES Stadium on August 24, 2013 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Glenn Jackson Another day, another criticism of the officials. Not quite in the order of the staggering events of Saturday, but Newcastle coach Wayne Bennett's dig at officialdom over Sunday's sin-binning of Chris...

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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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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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The Torres Strait Cup: All the way to the top

Cape York.

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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NRL: Crusher, cannonball tackles brought down in new push

Todd Greenberg:

Glenn Jackson Last year it was the shoulder charge at the centre of NRL scrutiny; now the administration is set to tighten laws around the crusher and cannonball tackles before next year's season.

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NRL may centralise video reviews in non-panic room

Tony Archer.

Glenn Jackson NRL officials have been given a look at what could be the future of the rugby league officiating – and they like what they saw.

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No doubt about result: Manly deserve their good fortune

Oldfield

Glenn Jackson MANLY'S title defence is still alive despite a dodgy calf and thanks to a dodgy call or two. Or at least that is certainly what North Queensland will argue, after the class of centre Jamie Lyon gave...

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Des's 'underdogs' had us barking up wrong team

Stewart

Glenn Jackson WERE we really so silly? The Bulldogs had won 13 of their past 14, yet Manly were favoured. Des Hasler, who guided Manly under the radar for so long, couldn't have asked for more; his minor premiers...

Sea Eagles' premiership defence washed away by Storm

Billy Slater

Glenn Jackson WHO can take this one away from Melbourne? We shall find out tonight, but it will take some effort to topple the form team of the finals series so far.

Business as usual for referee bosses despite uncertain future

Bill Harrigan

Glenn Jackson REFEREES coaches Bill Harrigan and Stuart Raper were back at work yesterday despite the ongoing review into their positions.

League

Graham rolls dice with tribunal

James Graham

Chris Barrett, Glenn Jackson ALLEGED biter James Graham will not be eligible for any leniency at the NRL judiciary after surprisingly having a not-guilty plea entered on his behalf before tonight's tribunal hearing in Sydney.

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Harrigan moves to clear up grey area

Bill Harrigan

Glenn Jackson NRL referees' boss Bill Harrigan has foreshadowed the end of the contentious benefit of the doubt rule as we know it - provided he is around long enough to implement the change.

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I'm a lover not a biter; defiant Graham maintains innocence

James Graham

Glenn Jackson MAINTAINING his innocence throughout the judiciary hearing last night and even after, James Graham says he's not a biter, but history will record otherwise after the Bulldogs prop was handed a...

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On-schedule Mick's no hurry Potter

Mick Potter

Glenn Jackson, Brad Walter HE was announced as Wests Tigers coach less than a fortnight ago, yet after taking charge of his first training session with his new club, Mick Potter insisted the pre-season was ''on schedule''.

SBW to put up a fight after signing

Sonny Bill Williams

Glenn Jackson AFTER all the debate and intrigue - and most recently the injury - Sonny Bill Williams is set to be formally unveiled as Sydney Roosters' marquee signing on Tuesday.

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New refs' boss tries to clear up confusion

Referee Shayne Hayne

Glenn Jackson THE benefit-of-the-doubt rule, grounding and obstruction are the priorities of the new referees boss Daniel Anderson, judging by a survey put together by him and bound for NRL coaches.

Big names charged to rule on shoulders

Wayne Bennett.

Glenn Jackson RUGBY LEAGUE'S shift into a bad or bold new era - depending on whether you are a fan of the shoulder charge or not - was accelerated on Wednesday as some of the astute minds in the game met to...