Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

League

Daly Cherry-Evans deserved Clive Churchill medal, selector says

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...

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

Waqa

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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Deserving times call for desperate measures as Tigers need to prove they're play-off worthy

Tim Sheens

Glenn Jackson IF A call to arms is what Wests Tigers need, a call to arms is what they will get. Wests Tigers coach Tim Sheens yesterday declared his team would not deserve to make the finals should they succumb...

Rugby league

Once more with feeling: Storm face old finals foes

Melbourne Storm

Glenn Jackson MELBOURNE coach Craig Bellamy isn't silly enough to claim there will be no emotion in Friday night's preliminary final clash against Manly.

Enter Cooper, the renaissance man

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Glenn Jackson There are reactions you expect Melbourne's aggrieved footballers to use when lamenting their grievance.

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.

Rugby League

Billy packs a punch

Billy Slater: Packing a punch.

Glenn Jackson Billy Slater is perhaps used to game-defining moments. On this stage, though? Possibly not.

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.