Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

League

Marshall keen to tackle poor form rather than his future

Glenn Jackson As Benji Marshall's management waited for a revised offer from Wests Tigers, the five-eighth insisted he was trying to focus on his form rather than his clouded future.

League

Pearce still Blues material - and not to blame for defeat: Politis

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 17:  Trent Merrin and Mitchell Pearce of the Blues dejected after game three of the ARL State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on July 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Adrian Proszenko, Glenn Jackson Roosters supremo Nick Politis has hit back at critics of Mitchell Pearce and urged NSW powerbrokers not to put a line through his name for future Origin matches.

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State of Origin

Awful truth: Blues rue another that got away

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Glenn Jackson Another missed opportunity, on a night of many. Queensland's streak withstood a streaker - but also enormous pressure from NSW, who once again put themselves in a position to end the Maroons'...

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State of Origin

Decision time: Maroons send Blues back to square one

Mitchell Pearce

Glenn Jackson Before Australia decides, a decider. Backs to the wall has never been a particularly fun place for anyone playing Queensland to be, and so this year's Blues became the latest to be ambushed by a...

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Rugby league

Maroons in box seat for decider

Greg Inglis.

Glenn Jackson, Brisbane Backs to the wall has never been a particularly fun place for anyone playing Queensland to be.

Bellamy preparing for GI assault when Storm meet Souths

Greg Inglis

Glenn Jackson Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy will prepare his squad to face its former Clive Churchill medallist, now South Sydney fullback Greg Inglis, on Friday night.

Rugby League

Manly in Storm warning

Caught: Manly's George Rose is tackled but the Sea Eagles still had too many guns for the Storm.

Glenn Jackson Sea Eagles leave it late to claim a major scalp but pick off Storm.

League

Major respect in minor title fight as Pearce faces Reynolds

Mitchell Pearce

Glenn Jackson You get the feeling the closest Sydney Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce comes to hating Souths is his attitude to the associated chatter about his rivalry with Adam Reynolds, which is automatically...

Rugby league

Inglis, Slater key to big clash

Billy Slater.

Glenn Jackson Inglis has the power to run over Sonny Bill Williams, Slater has the speed to go around him.

NRL

Sisa Waqa hospitalised after horror fall

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Glenn Jackson Melbourne's premiership defence has been shaken by an uncharacteristic performance, two controversial video referee calls and an ugly tackle on Sisa Waqa which resulted in the winger being taken to...

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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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League

The numbers don't lie: Lyon is without peer at the heart of the game

Jamie Lyon

Glenn Jackson He has not played a representative match since 2010, but there appears to be less doubt than there ever has been that Manly's Jamie Lyon is the best centre in the NRL.

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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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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

Second-half jump start gets Kangaroos home

Morris

Glenn Jackson Australia were simply stronger when and where it counted. Their key players stepped up when they needed to, with a Test match on the line.

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Legends rave as low-budget Panthers down NRL's elite

Isaac John of the Panthers

Glenn Jackson It was the upset of the season and, according to some, Penrith's best win in a decade. And it was all done with a squad worth less than half this year's salary cap.

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Maloney stays calm under pressure

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Glenn Jackson James Maloney would love to take the credit for providing the calm in Mitchell Pearce's game. Yet the Roosters five-eighth, now the NSW five-eighth, is not sure he can.

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League

Youngsters take on Maroon tinge

Laurie Daley

Glenn Jackson Rugby league can be a small world. After his NSW squad trained against the Cronulla under 20s outfit at Kogarah on Sunday, Laurie Daley asked about the young half who had played the role of...