Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

Lewis happy just to be back in mix for Test place

Glenn Jackson LUKE LEWIS says he will not be disappointed if he misses out on selection for Australia's Test against New Zealand this month.

Newcomer Potter scratches for positives


Glenn Jackson Asked what he would offer to the debutant Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter, the 658-match veteran Wayne Bennett, thought for a moment, smiled slightly and uttered: "Welcome.


Try and try again: a black night for Potter's Tigers

Willie Mason

Glenn Jackson Mick Potter's debut could have been worse, but he might wake in the morning wondering how. A tough prospect it might have been, to recover from the tumultuous events of last week - when the club...


NRL brings in change to charge definition

Ashley Harrison

Glenn Jackson, Lee Gaskin Fresh from their decision to alter obstruction interpretations, the NRL is now set to make changes to the policing of shoulder charges in time for round five.


Hayne gets nod from Daley for Blues No.1

Jarryd Hayne.

Glenn Jackson The NSW fullback position, vacated by Manly's Brett Stewart, is now Jarryd Hayne's to lose.


Is this the man to stop Greg Inglis?

James McManus

Glenn Jackson Many have tried and failed before. But now Laurie Daley believes he has the man to accomplish one of the toughest jobs in rugby league.

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Gidley adds spark as he moves closer to the action

ANZ Stadium. NRL Bulldogs v Knights. Pic shows.... Kurt Gidley, back after a shoulder injury.  Photo: Quentin Jones. 25 Mar 2012.

Glenn Jackson NEWCASTLE coach Wayne Bennett has been desperate to get key player Kurt Gidley back into his squad. And when he finally did, he was quick to move him closer to the action.

Deja vu Blues: Stuart's men crank it up after Cronk's sin-binning puts Carney in cruise control


Glenn Jackson THIS was deja vu, just with blue this time. So much of a classic Origin encounter bore resemblances to the first clash of the series.

Cool-hand Cameron picks up where Lockyer left off


Glenn Jackson WHEN Test matches were on the line, Australia could invariably rely on Darren Lockyer. Now, his replacement as captain, Cameron Smith, has assumed that role.


Carney says Blues call-up shows his troubled days are over

Todd Carney

Glenn Jackson Whether it was destiny or fate involved, or something else entirely, Todd Carney wasn't sure. All he knew was that he wanted it badly; that never changed even through the highs, lows and in-betweens...


The Blues go down fighting

Darius Boyd of the Maroons scores a try during game one of the ARL State of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues at Etihad Stadium.

Glenn Jackson Through all of Queensland's dominance since 2006, so many matches have been won by big plays. This one turned on big decisions.

New series, same old result for Blues

Qld v NSW

Glenn Jackson THROUGH all of Queensland's dominance since 2006, so many matches have been won by big plays. This one turned on big decisions.

The job for the Blues isn't stopping Inglis but limiting the damage


Glenn Jackson Death, taxes and the knowledge Greg Inglis is going to get you. Whatever happens tomorrow night, whether NSW win or lose, they must concede the inevitability of Inglis, the brilliant Queensland...

Gidley backs Uate to overcome wobbles

Akuila Uate

Glenn Jackson NSW'S stoic efforts so far this series have looked the most brittle in the vicinity of winger Akuila Uate.

Hayne happy on right or left - as long as Inglis is in centre

Jarryd Hayne

Glenn Jackson and Michael Chammas The NSW camp sounded as much like a political debate yesterday as it did a lesson in rugby league, surely for the first time. Tell us, Jarryd Hayne, are you left wing or right wing?

Stuart scratches seven-year itch


Glenn Jackson NSW coaches and officials have spoken about a ''pick and stick'' mentality annually during Queensland's era of dominance. Finally, that advice has been heeded.

Big games bring out the beast, and at just the right time


Glenn Jackson THE sleeping giant was awoken. And there is no more a giant of a team than this Queensland one, waking this morning having extended their period of dominance to seven years.