Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

League

Friend has been there once - that was enough

Glenn Jackson Jake Friend didn't have to think too hard to describe what the Roosters took out of the 2010 grand final.

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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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

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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League

Medicab exit a sad end for champion Buderus

Danny Buderus

Glenn Jackson That they all rose – Roosters and Knights supporters – was stirring, yet it shouldn't have ended like this.

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Widdop lives dream in shadow of greats

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 21:  Gareth Widdop of the Storm passes the ball during the NRL Preliminary Final match between the Melbourne Storm and the Manly Sea Eagles at AAMI Park on September 21, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Glenn Jackson Gareth Widdop states it rather matter-of-factly, recalling his first grand final in the flesh, before realising what he was saying.

Sea Eagles' premiership defence washed away by Storm

Billy Slater

Glenn Jackson WHO can take this one away from Melbourne? We shall find out tonight, but it will take some effort to topple the form team of the finals series so far.

Rugby League

How the Storm rebuilt after 2010

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 26:  Billy Slater and Ryan Hoffman walk to the bus as Melbourne Storm players prepare to depart Melbourne, bound for Sydney ahead of Sunday's NRL Grand Final, at AAMI Park on September 26, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Glenn Jackson, Sydney No club has consistently turned over as many players as Melbourne has since 2006.

Rugby league

The regenerator: Bellamy works hard to pull pieces back together

Craig Bellamy

Glenn Jackson On a July morning in a Port Melbourne cafe, three wise men set about rebuilding a football club. Not quite from the ground up, but from far below where anyone would care to tread.

Captains' tip on how to win a grand final: miss out on one first

The Melbourne Storm's Cameron Smith (Captain) and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs' Michael Ennis (Captain). The NRL Grand Final Breakfast at Daltone House, Pyrmont. photo by Marco Del Grande on September 27, 2012

Glenn Jackson THE saying goes you've got to lose a grand final to win one. But for some involved in today's decider, it's a case of: you've got to miss a grand final to win one.

Lewis happy just to be back in mix for Test place

Luke Lewis

Glenn Jackson LUKE LEWIS says he will not be disappointed if he misses out on selection for Australia's Test against New Zealand this month.

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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Rugby League

Storm returns to toast win

Storm players on the field after the grand final.

Glenn Jackson Just metres from where they had gathered prior to kick-off, the Melbourne players returned to the centre of the field and formed another circle at 10pm on Sunday.

Storm close ranks to enjoy the moment

Ring of confidence

Glenn Jackson IF THE match was for Melbourne's premiership winners akin to the perfect Storm, what came afterwards was surely the perfect circle.

Gallen not upset by singing Maroons

Paul Gallen

Glenn Jackson, Steve Mascord THEY have won seven consecutive State of Origin series and predictably dominated the national squad - and on Saturday night the Queenslanders managed to hijack the Australian victory celebrations,...

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Mattiske not ruling out increase in salary cap

Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston

Glenn Jackson OFFICIALS are set to put an offer to a heavy-hitting group of players including Jarryd Hayne, Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston at a critical and potentially explosive collective bargaining...

Rugby league

Christmas comes early as agreement nears on CBA

Robbie Farrah

Glenn Jackson JUST before 7pm on Thursday, four NRL players stepped out of the headquarters of the NRL to state that they believed they had a deal. A salary cap of about $5.

Rugby League

Bulldogs aim to put bite on trio

On the go: Storm's full-back Billy Slater.

Glenn Jackson Beating the Storm when all its stars are present is a tough ask for any club.

Weathering the Storm: Bulldogs plan around Melbourne's triumvirate of power for an uphill battle without Barba

Slater

Glenn Jackson Melbourne don't lose very often. But even rarer are occasions when the Storm lose with Cooper Cronk, Billy Slater and Cameron Smith all in the team.