Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

Walking wounded fighting to bounce back as Roosters look to final squad

Mitchell Pearce

Glenn Jackson Mitchell Pearce trained but Sonny Bill Williams didn't, as the disruptions to grand-final week continued for minor premiers Sydney Roosters.

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Robinson's faith rewarded with a Friend he can rely on

Trent Robinson

Glenn Jackson ''It was a long time ago,'' Jake Friend says. ''A lot's changed since then.'' He's right, but what remains in this remarkable redemption story - Friend's journey from being sacked, to sandwich-maker...

Galuvao would jump at unlikely chance

Joe Galuvao.

Glenn Jackson Manly veteran Joe Galuvao said he was ready to play in Sunday's grand final if required - yet he conceded he was at long odds to do so.

Grand final assistants locked in race to take charge at Eels

Craig Fitzgibbon (L) and Jason Taylor (R) l

Adrian Proszenko, Glenn Jackson One of the grand finalists is likely to lose a coach in the coming days.

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League

Roosters will learn from 2010: Fletcher

Bryan Fletcher

Glenn Jackson Sydney Roosters proved a little over a decade ago that, in some instances, you do have to lose a grand final in order to win one.

Fans left disappointed as SBW is a no-show

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Glenn Jackson, Michael Carayannis The Roosters have defended Sonny Bill Williams after the superstar was a notable absentee from the annual NRL fan day at Darling Harbour on Thursday afternoon.

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Blood brothers geared up for the biggest fight of their lives

The NRL Grand Final Lunch. Kieran Foran from Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and Mitchell Pearce from the Sydney Roosters. SPORT photo: Marco Del Grande on Ocyober 3, 2013

Glenn Jackson THEY used to oppose each other back then, of course. While Mitchell Pearce and Kieran Foran have long been drawn to each other by a shared love of the game, they were also - in their early years -...

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League

Greg Inglis fit for Kangaroos World Cup tour

Greg Inglis

Glenn Jackson South Sydney superstar Greg Inglis will be selected for Australia's World Cup campaign and is almost certain to tour after being effectively cleared to play despite his late-season knee troubles.

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League

Boyd Cordner selected for Kangaroos squad

Boyd Cordner.

Glenn Jackson Sydney Roosters stars Michael Jennings and Boyd Cordner have capped a grand-final win with selection in the Australian squad for the World Cup starting later this month.

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Roosters defeat Manly to take title

Sonny Bill Williams of the Roosters celebrates after his team defeated Manly to win the NRL grand final.

Glenn Jackson Sonny Bill Williams delivers in the hour of need as the Sydney Roosters prevail over Manly.

League

SBW content NRL is in safe hands with or without him

Sonny Bill Williams

Glenn Jackson Sonny Bill Williams will decide whether he will attempt to win a second premiership with the Roosters in coming weeks.

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League

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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League

SBW backs half-time apology with actions

Sonny Bill Williams

Glenn Jackson Sonny Bill Williams told his teammates at half-time that he would turn his performance around. True to his word, he did so, producing two of the key plays in the Roosters' comeback victory over Manly...

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League

Fifita delays honeymoon to fly with Kangaroos

Andrew Fifita

Glenn Jackson Before this season, Andrew Fifita told his Cronulla teammates he was getting married on the Sunday after the grand final, firmly believing his Sharks would be celebrating by then.

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League

Daly Cherry-Evans deserved Clive Churchill medal, selector says

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 06:  Daly Cherry-Evans of the Sea Eagles runs the ball during the 2013 NRL Grand Final match between the Sydney Roosters and the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles at ANZ Stadium on October 6, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Glenn Jackson Test selector Bob McCarthy admitted it "didn't look all that good" that the Clive Churchill medallist from Sunday's grand final came from the beaten side, but he was also bullish in his belief that...

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League

Jennings faces challenge with inside knowledge of the SBW phenomenon

Michael Jennings

Glenn Jackson If he needs a reminder of the size of the challenge the Australians, as well as every other nation, face now that Sonny Bill Williams has completed his about-face, Michael Jennings need only look at...

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League

Last chance for World Cup win spurs old firm

Paul Gallen

Glenn Jackson The past and the future will be motivating the Australians in the World Cup. The Kangaroos' core players have never won the trophy - and realise that if they do not succeed this year, they never will.

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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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Anthony Minichiello's future still up in air

Anthony Minichiello

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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League

Manly coach Geoff Toovey blasts unprofessional Parramatta Eels

Geoff Toovey

Glenn Jackson Manly coach Geoff Toovey has branded Parramatta "unprofessional" after the Eels' late backflip over his now former assistant Brad Arthur.

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