Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

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As Ian Schubert steps down, NRL shifts salary cap responsibility to integrity unit

Glenn Jackson The end of an era ushers in the dawn of a new one. After long-time salary-cap auditor Ian Schubert steps down, the NRL's integrity unit will oversee the policing of the cap next year and into the...

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NRL salary cap auditor Ian Schubert steps down

Ian Schubert, NRL Salary Cap Auditor in  The Entertainment Quarter car park , Moore Park.    23 April 2010. 
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Glenn Jackson With the long-awaited review into the NRL salary cap nearing its completion, long-time auditor Ian Schubert has resigned.

Outdated salary cap rules expected to be ditched within weeks

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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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Mattiske not ruling out increase in salary cap

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Glenn Jackson OFFICIALS are set to put an offer to a heavy-hitting group of players including Jarryd Hayne, Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston at a critical and potentially explosive collective bargaining...

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Salary-cap wrangle hits Panthers hard

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Glenn Jackson Penrith will be forced to drop one of the stars of their resurgence, fullback Matt Moylan, because of what officials have called ''unreasonable'' second-tier salary cap restrictions.

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Panthers push for reform despite Moylan's salary cap fix

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Glenn Jackson Penrith officials will continue to attack second-tier salary cap restrictions even after fullback Matt Moylan was given a late reprieve to return to the NRL on Saturday.

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Coming to a head: NRL's salary cap, quite clearly, does not fit

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Glenn Jackson Over the space of a 24-hour period, two players who did not play in the NRL highlighted the inadequacies of the league's salary cap system.

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Wests Tigers seek salary cap approval to give Brooks NRL debut against Dragons

Luke Brooks

Glenn Jackson Wests Tigers are set to blood youngster Luke Brooks against St George Illawarra on Saturday after the club sought and gained an exemption from the NRL to do so.

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Salary cap pressures set to force Manu from Storm

Sika Manu

Glenn Jackson AS ONE quality forward dropped out of the player market, another's search for a contract intensified.

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Benji Marshall gutted he can't play alongside young gun Luke Brooks

Benji Marshall

Glenn Jackson Benji Marshall says one of his major regrets in leaving Wests Tigers is not being able to play alongside halfback Luke Brooks more often.

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Ian Schubert carried a big stick and few will miss him

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Glenn Jackson It's perhaps a sign of the size of the stick Ian Schubert wielded that, even with one foot out the door, the celebrations - and there would have been some - were still muted.

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NRL: The 2013 season in review

Sonny Bill Williams

Glenn Jackson Before this year, most would not have known what a peptide was.

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Caging the Rooster: NRL will spare no effort to retain SBW

Sonny-Bill Williams

Glenn Jackson Sonny Bill Williams' retention has attracted the commitment of the highest office in the game - NRL chief executive Dave Smith has declared the administration will do ''whatever we can'' to keep the...

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Anthony Minichiello's future still up in air

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Glenn Jackson He has followed up his premiership win with another captain's knock in an international boilover, but Sydney Roosters and Italian fullback Anthony Minichiello's battle to prolong his NRL career...

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NRL open to transfer window

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 14: Sam Perrett of the Bulldogs dives over for his third try during the round 18 NRL match between Canterbury Bulldogs and the Melbourne Storm at ANZ Stadium on July 14, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Glenn Jackson NRL stars have pushed for the implementation of a transfer window as part of a sweeping review of the salary cap - and officials have revealed they will consider introducing one as early as next...

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Sea Eagles in hunt for new prop as merry-go-round fires up

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Brad Walter, Glenn Jackson THE expected departures of Beau Ryan and Chris Heighington to Cronulla could pave the way for Manly prop Brent Kite to join Wests Tigers next season.

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Eels' bid to bend rules for Folau falls flat

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Glenn Jackson REACTION to Parramatta's bold plan to circumvent the $5 million salary cap next season to accommodate Israel Folau was predictable but emphatic: the Eels' rivals would only welcome such a move if...

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Clubs back ARLC on shoulder ban

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Glenn Jackson NRL clubs have thrown their support behind the ARL Commission's decision to ban the shoulder charge, despite the players' outrage over the crackdown.

Stagg keen to show he's not the retiring type

David Stagg

Glenn Jackson WHEN David Stagg walks off a football field on Sunday night, winner or loser, there is a chance that it could be the last time the Canterbury back-rower does so.

New NRL chief must work hard to prove he's not out of his league

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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.