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...

League

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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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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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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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,...

League

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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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...

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.

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.

Relentless Dogs kill fairytale

South Sydney rabbitohs vs Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium SydneyKrisnan Inu try rabbitohsPhotography Brendan Espositosmh,22 September,2012

Glenn Jackson The Hollywood story of the season found itself a rather predictable finish. Canterbury, the minor premiers and heavy favourites, extinguished the South Sydney fairytale with a ruthless performance -...

Barba was almost sent to Storm

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Glenn Jackson HAD it not been for the ominous presence of Billy Slater at Melbourne, Canterbury fullback Ben Barba could have found himself at the Storm.

League

Playmaker props a Hasler masterstroke: Johns

Glenn Jackson Anointed as a genius one night, Andrew Johns was dishing out the superlative the next, in heaping praise on Des Hasler's transformation of the Canterbury Bulldogs.

New Immortal praises the 'genius' of Des

Pyrmont. Sydney. Men of League Dinner. Immortal nominees... Andrew Johns,  winner of the 8th spot of the immortals of League., with ..Wally Lewis, Photo: Quentin Jones. Quentin Jones. 27 Sept 2012.

Glenn Jackson ANOINTED as a genius one night, Andrew Johns was dishing out the superlative the next, in heaping praise on Des Hasler's transformation of the Bulldogs.

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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Billy packs a punch

Billy Slater: Packing a punch.

Glenn Jackson Billy Slater is perhaps used to game-defining moments. On this stage, though? Possibly not.

Slater's punchline turned the match

Billy Slater

Glenn Jackson BY NOW, Billy Slater is perhaps used to game-defining moments. On this stage, though? Possibly not.

Redemption tastes sweet for Bellamy's resilient men

Melbourne Storm

Glenn Jackson It won't go down as the greatest grand final, and certainly won't be considered the greatest night for rugby league, given the fallout ahead of us.

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Clubs restack from backs to their packs

Sonny Bill Williams

Glenn Jackson PREMIERSHIP teams are bred not bought, or so the saying went the last time Sydney Roosters went on such a spree.