Glenn Jackson Andrew Dunemann’s first outing as a head coach was largely a disappointing one; Canberra were simply outclassed by a better side.
Glenn Jackson Manly love the role of the villain. And so the club which thrives on being despised have ruined the celebrations of South Sydney.
Glenn Jackson MANLY'S title defence is still alive despite a dodgy calf and thanks to a dodgy call or two. Or at least that is certainly what North Queensland will argue, after the class of centre Jamie Lyon gave...
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...
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 -...
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.
Glenn Jackson So this was the night of the superstar. Not for Sonny Bill Williams, however. His first-night nerves were matched by a rather jittery opening, as the hype of his return to the NRL was popped by South...
Glenn Jackson Back where they belong, at Brookvale Oval and under siege, Manly are back where they will believe they belong; near the top of the table as one of the premiership pacesetters.
Glenn Jackson Just a fortnight ago he was under pressure. Now he is better than Bennett. Well, that might still be a stretch, but Dragons coach Steve Price still holds a perfect record over his former master,...
Glenn Jackson Time to move on? That might be a little difficult now. If possible, Bulldogs supporters will only feel much worse about Sonny Bill Williams' departure five years ago.
Glenn Jackson A day after Todd Carney signed for life, he handed Marika Koroibete not quite a lifetime of misery, but certainly quite a few nightmares as the Sharks beat Wests Tigers 30-6 at Allianz Stadium on...
Glenn Jackson A NSW reject and a Wests Tigers reject came up with the key plays when it counted; Cronulla five-eighth Todd Carney had a hand in just about everything – the only crucial play he could not...
Glenn Jackson It is not every day you get to surpass an Immortal. But Manly fullback Brett Stewart, in passing Bob Fulton as Manly's second all-time highest try-scorer, has done so.
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.
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.
Glenn Jackson We are told that rugby league is a great leveller. Praised just about every day of the first three weeks of the season, Manly players will wake this morning feeling around for a significant chink in...
Glenn Jackson A LATE spurt, in true Tigers fashion, should not alter the need for lessons to be learnt. The Tigers would be wise to keep a video of this match and put it somewhere they can easily reach it.
Glenn Jackson A MATCH to remember, an occasion to savour, and a fitting captain's knock. If you could have written a script for yesterday's Anzac Day thriller (the St George Illawarra victory version at least), it...
Glenn Jackson Even through their six-match winning streak, which was abruptly ended by South Sydney last week, Cronulla were always waiting for this one to really prove a point.
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.