Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

'Ben Barba is ill and he needs help': Bulldogs poster boy may be out of game for six months

Glenn Jackson The NRL’s 2012 player of the year Ben Barba won’t play in the Bulldogs opening round clash against North Queensland and his long term future is uncertain after being stood down over behavioural...

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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Move to Bulldogs is a happy homecoming for Chase Stanley

Chase Stanley.

Glenn Jackson He has had two stints at St George Illawarra and one at Melbourne, but Chase Stanley still feels like he has gone home, having now made the move to the Bulldogs.

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Hasler believes Dogs can press for top four

Des  Hasler

Glenn Jackson While many have been saying for some time that the top four is all but set in stone, Canterbury coach Des Hasler still believes his team - even without fullback Ben Barba - could challenge for one of...

Dogs' decline began with grand final loss

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 02:  Sea Eagles coach Des Hasler celebrates after the 2011 NRL Grand Final match between the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and the Warriors at ANZ Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images) Getty pic

Glenn Jackson NOW, officially, the Bulldogs will ponder life without Ben Barba as they consider a release for their star fullback. Speculation has become reality. Barba wants out.

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Family first: Barba asks Bulldogs for a release

Ben Barba

Adrian Proszenko and Glenn Jackson Ben Barba has asked for an official release from Canterbury in order to reunite with his family in Queensland.

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Newcastle Knights tame Bulldogs as Barba suffers serious leg injury

Frank Pritchard

Glenn Jackson Grand finalists last year, the Bulldogs have limped out of the 2013 competition rather meekly. And fullback Ben Barba, the subject of so much scrutiny this season, did so literally – limping to a...

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Bulldogs nab Kiwis centre to add depth

Glenn Jackson Chase Stanley is set to be the Bulldogs' first back-line signing in the post-Ben Barba era after club officials agreed to terms with the St George Illawarra centre on a two-year deal.

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Report on Greenberg to remain in-house

Todd Greenberg

Glenn Jackson The NRL has no plans to release further information from the report that cleared head of football Todd Greenberg and Canterbury over their handling of domestic violence allegations against Ben Barba.

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Bulldogs put on brave front as they prepare to fill gaping hole left by Barba

Ben Barba

Glenn Jackson NRL players are experts in finding positives out of negative situations.

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...

Hasler confident Barba won't face sanction over Soward hit

Ben Barba

Glenn Jackson Bulldogs coach Des Hasler believes Ben Barba will have no case to answer over his late hit on Dragons five-eighth Jamie Soward which resulted in the fullback being placed on report.

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Bulldogs survive Dragons' sting in the tail

Ben Barba

Glenn Jackson A match which failed to reach any great heights for the most part sure had a dramatic kick to it. Unfortunately for Jamie Soward, it wasn't his best kick.

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Barba charged, but can escape ban

Ben Barba.

Glenn Jackson Bulldogs fullback Ben Barba will avoid suspension with a guilty plea despite being charged over his use of the knees for his challenge on St George Illawarra five-eighth Jamie Soward on Friday night,...

Sam saved from ban but only by a short hop

Sam Burgess

Glenn Jackson SAM BURGESS has been saved from a likely high-tackle suspension by just a few days.

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.

Top Dogs: Sweet win for Hasler

Brookvale, Sydney. Friday night NRL clash sees Manly Sea Eagles v Canterbury Bulldogs at Brookvale Oval. Sam Perrett, scores the bulldogs 2nd try. Photo: Quentin Jones. 20 July 2012.

Glenn Jackson FOR one night at least, the Bulldogs are on top of the table - and Des Hasler is again a victor at Brookvale Oval.

League

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.

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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...

Hasler to face Storm again

NRL finals

Glenn Jackson For the third time in six seasons, Des Hasler will face his old foe Craig Bellamy on rugby league's biggest stage.