Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

Anthony Minichiello's future still up in air

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: The 2013 season in review

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

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Bellamy preparing for GI assault when Storm meet Souths

Greg Inglis

Glenn Jackson Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy will prepare his squad to face its former Clive Churchill medallist, now South Sydney fullback Greg Inglis, on Friday night.

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Brave Titans exploit sluggish Roosters defence

Ryan James

Glenn Jackson All of a sudden, Sydney Roosters will face South Sydney for the minor premiership on Friday night after two consecutive losses.

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Coote hops off fence to get behind Rabbitohs

Ron Coote

Glenn Jackson He won premierships for and supports both clubs, but Ron Coote admits he has a soft spot for South Sydney this year, approaching Friday night's clash with Sydney Roosters.

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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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Roosters steal minor premiership away from Rabbitohs

Waerea-Hargreaves

Glenn Jackson When the match was there to be won, two Roosters recruits stepped up. Yet when the game was there to be saved, it was a veteran, Anthony Minichiello, who showed there's life in the old chook yet.

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My heart's at the Roosters: Minichiello to stay another year

NRL Telstra Premiership Final Series-Captains Call, Garden Island, Sydney. Rooster Captain, Anthony Minichiello
Photo: Peter Rae Monday 9 September 2013.

Glenn Jackson Sydney Roosters captain Anthony Minichiello has given the minor premiers a pre-finals boost, declaring he will almost certainly remain with the club until the end of next season.

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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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Mitchell Pearce hit by mystery illness

Mitchell Pearce.

Glenn Jackson Sydney Roosters have suffered their first significant disruption of grand-final week with halfback Mitchell Pearce quarantined from his teammates on Monday due to illness.

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Chooks left crowing after heroic comeback for the ages

Sydney Roosters.

Glenn Jackson An extraordinary comeback from an extraordinary team. Sydney Roosters, armed with the brilliance of Sonny Bill Williams and James Maloney, have their first premiership since 2002.

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Maloney has name pencilled in for Blues

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Glenn Jackson James Maloney might not have been able to cement a State of Origin jumper during last weekend's City-Country match, but his NSW selection is almost assured after another impressive display in front...

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Mate against mate as Waerea-Hargreaves shown the door

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

Glenn Jackson Manly prop George Rose admitted he ''had a few words'' with his former teammate Jared Waerea-Hargreaves after the Sydney Roosters forward became the first player to be sent off this season.

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Hayne loss adds injury to insult for Eels

Jarryd Hayne

Glenn Jackson As some of them fight for their futures, Parramatta sure gave Sydney Roosters a fright. After the turmoil of this week, the Eels produced a performance which was light years from their last, a...

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.

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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.

Reynolds' revenge stops Roosters crowing

Rabbitohs

Glenn Jackson Revenge is a dish best served, well, any time these two teams play. In round one, the Roosters scored two tries in the final three minutes to topple their rivals.

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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

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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...

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Six of the best fullbacks around

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25:  Greg Inglis of the Rabbitohs makes a break during the round 12 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Canberra Raiders at ANZ Stadium on May 25, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) NRL guys

Glenn Jackson An old coach once told Tim Sheens that you can feel like you've got 14 men on the field when you boast a good fullback - and 12 men if you don't.