Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson eyes back-to-back premierships

Trent Robinson

Glenn Jackson On day one of Sydney Roosters' 2014 campaign, as the defending premiers, coach Trent Robinson wasted no time telling his players that their grand final victory was far from the end of what he has...

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Blake Ferguson credits boxing for turnaround as he fights for NRL return

Blake Ferguson

Glenn Jackson Whether he actually steps into the ring on Wednesday week remains a subject of debate, but footballer-turned-boxer-turned-footballer-hopeful Blake Ferguson remains convinced that his fighting career...

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Ian Schubert carried a big stick and few will miss him

Glenn Jackson dinkus

Glenn Jackson It's perhaps a sign of the size of the stick Ian Schubert wielded that, even with one foot out the door, the celebrations - and there would have been some - were still muted.

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Peter Sharp to coach Cronulla for now as club board vows to fight sanctions

Peter Sharp

Glenn Jackson Peter Sharp will be Cronulla’s coach at least until officials have some finality around Shane Flanagan’s future after a landmark board meeting on Thursday night, which also saw the club reiterate its...

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NRL: The 2013 season in review

Sonny Bill Williams

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

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NRL salary cap auditor Ian Schubert steps down

Ian Schubert, NRL Salary Cap Auditor in  The Entertainment Quarter car park , Moore Park.    23 April 2010. 
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Glenn Jackson With the long-awaited review into the NRL salary cap nearing its completion, long-time auditor Ian Schubert has resigned.

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As Ian Schubert steps down, NRL shifts salary cap responsibility to integrity unit

Glenn Jackson The end of an era ushers in the dawn of a new one. After long-time salary-cap auditor Ian Schubert steps down, the NRL's integrity unit will oversee the policing of the cap next year and into the...

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Brad Arthur keeps Will Hopoate fresh for assault on Auckland Nines

Will Hopoate

Glenn Jackson They waited two years to get him, so another week surely won't matter much; having been left out of Parramatta's squad for the Eels' first pre-season trial – against Wests Tigers in Alice Springs on...

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Timeline: How it all unfolded

Glenn Jackson A timeline in the ASADA investigation into drugs in sport.

League

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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John Sutton puts reluctant leader days behind as he becomes sole captain

John Sutton

Glenn Jackson It's only a little letter, but when John Sutton was first approached by South Sydney coach Michael Maguire about putting a 'c' next to his name, he felt the responsibility was too great for him.

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NRL: Curtis Sironen says mate Luke Brooks can step up

Luke Brooks

Glenn Jackson Curtis Sironen has backed Wests Tigers halfback Luke Brooks to successfully navigate the hype he has faced or what he will continue to face.

League

Refereeing rubbish: Bennett cans decision to throw Houston in sin bin

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 24:  Knights coach Wayne Bennett speaks in the post match media conference at the end of the round 24 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Newcastle Knights at 1300SMILES Stadium on August 24, 2013 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Glenn Jackson Another day, another criticism of the officials. Not quite in the order of the staggering events of Saturday, but Newcastle coach Wayne Bennett's dig at officialdom over Sunday's sin-binning of Chris...

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Cowboys up in arms over fans' abuse after defeat

Cowboys

Glenn Jackson North Queensland officials say they received assurances from the NRL that their players would not be exposed to opposition supporters during Saturday's double-header at Allianz Stadium.

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NRL may centralise video reviews in non-panic room

Tony Archer.

Glenn Jackson NRL officials have been given a look at what could be the future of the rugby league officiating – and they like what they saw.

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League can reflect on evolution of species

Angus Young

Glenn Jackson Back when men were men and mullets were glorious, the top five was also fashionable.

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Angry Sea Eagles won't escape penalty despite Cowboys' comments

Geoff Toovey.

Adrian Proszenko, Glenn Jackson Manly officials are livid that North Queensland are set to escape without sanction for comments they believe are more incendiary than the ones that cost Geoff Toovey a $10,000 fine.

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'The softening up period ... it went on for 80 minutes'

1973 grand final

Glenn Jackson The 1973 grand final between Manly and Cronulla set the bar for on-field violence, writes Glenn Jackson.

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It's no stretch to say this No.1 holds key to Manly's hopes

Brett Stewart

Glenn Jackson, Michael Chammas It's not quite a case of ''no Stewart, no chance'', but you can't argue with the cold hard facts - Manly have struggled without their star fullback this year like never before.

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Testing time for injured Stewart and Carney

Todd Carney

Glenn Jackson, Michael Carayannis Two fitness tests on Friday morning are likely to significantly shape the first semi-final.