Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

Hasler, Cartwright slam penalty count

Sam Kasiano

Glenn Jackson Bulldogs coach Des Hasler has expressed his frustrations over the NRL officiating after a staggering 23 penalties were blown in Monday night's loss to the Gold Coast.

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League

Sloppy Bulldogs stagger towards sudden death

titans v bulldogs

Glenn Jackson If the Bulldogs are to repeat their efforts of last year, and perhaps better them, they will have to do it the hard way.

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Bouncing Bunnies can handle heat, says Maguire

Andrew Everingham

Glenn Jackson ASKED yesterday in a space off the dressing rooms at ANZ Stadium whether the Rabbitohs were thriving on the expectations on the club, coach Michael Maguire pointed to what had occurred on the field.

League

Pearce puts Dragons to the sword

Mitchell Pearce

Glenn Jackson That these two teams contested the grand final in 2010 shows how quickly and far the mighty can fall.

Hasler's men refuse to use the 'F-word' just for now

Ben Barba

Glenn Jackson THE Bulldogs' 11th consecutive win has all but secured them the minor premiership. It is an effort they will be pleased with - if only they can actually admit it, given they are refusing to talk...

No fear from Sheens as Tigers face toughest test

Tigers coach Tim Sheens

Glenn Jackson DES HASLER is intent on talking down the Bulldogs - and now Wests Tigers coach Tim Sheens has followed him.

Twelve into eight won't go - and ARLC counts benefits

Tigers

Glenn Jackson WITH two months remaining before the finals, the make-up of the top eight appeared all but confirmed. Now, just two weeks out, the top eight is still - mathematically - a race in 12.

Finishing first not the be-all and end-all, says Reynolds

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Michael Chammas, Glenn Jackson Having squandered their chance to wrap up the minor premiership, Bulldogs five-eighth Josh Reynolds insists his side has placed no importance on finishing the regular season in first spot.

Civoniceva still hopeful of September swansong

Daly Cherry-Evans

Glenn Jackson Petero Civoniceva last night refused to contemplate the possibility that his illustrious career could come to a premature end next Friday night at Suncorp Stadium.

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Tigers sweating on Marshall charge as finals hopes fade

West Tigers Trainning: 050812: SMH Sport: Images show the West Tigers League team training at Campbletown Sports Centre this afternoon including team Captain Benji Marshall practising his kicking game prior to he forthcoming round of the NRL. Photo by James Alcock

Glenn Jackson Wests Tigers halfback Benji Marshall is confident he will be cleared to play in Saturday night's final-round clash with Melbourne after being placed on report in yesterday's loss to Sydney Roosters -...

Marshall confident of facing Storm after copping charge

Roosters

Glenn Jackson WESTS TIGERS halfback Benji Marshall is confident he will be cleared to play in next Saturday night's final-round clash with Melbourne after being placed on report in yesterday's loss to Sydney...

All bets are off as rumour mill sends bookies into a panic

TAB betting wallet

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.

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Dragons given a lesson as Price quietly signs on the dotted line

Glenn Jackson Timing is everything in most sports, and certainly rugby league. It clearly was when, midway through the first half of the Anzac Day clash against Sydney Roosters, St George Illawarra dropped the...

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Frustrated Barba still trying to find his mojo

Ben Barba

Glenn Jackson Five matches into his comeback, Canterbury fullback Ben Barba isn't happy. Yet while weeks ago that would have sent shivers through Bulldogs supporters, his words on Friday night should rather...

League

Tigers tail off as club hits rock bottom for first time

Tim Moltzen

Glenn Jackson When is last also first? When it is Wests Tigers, who sit on the bottom of the NRL premiership ladder for the first time in the club's history.

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Newcastle pact sets twitchy Sharks on road to success

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19:  Ben Ross #10 of the Sharks celebrates with team mates Andrew Fifita (R) and Jeff Robson (L) after scoring a try during the round 10 NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Canberra Raiders at Sharks Stadium on May 19, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Glenn Jackson Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan says the Sharks feel normal again. And what is normal for the Sharks, at least given the quality of the roster, is for them to be winning football games.

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Salary-cap wrangle hits Panthers hard

Moylan

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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Moylan 'filthy' after salary limit leaves him unable to bite Tigers

Matt Moylan

Glenn Jackson Penrith fullback Matt Moylan was ''pretty filthy and disappointed'' to be denied the opportunity to play in the NRL this week due to salary cap restrictions he said he could not understand.

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Wounded Panthers stage triumph over adversity

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Glenn Jackson The last time Penrith won, coach Ivan Cleary had just taken the captaincy off their star player Luke Lewis.

Sea Eagles about to lock in Matai

Steve Matai

Glenn Jackson THEY were supposed to be ripped apart after dual premiership-winning coach Des Hasler's defection to the Bulldogs, but Manly are about to secure another of their stars.