Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Slater's punchline turned the match

Billy Slater

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

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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.

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Panel in a bind as hit highlights grey areas

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Glenn Jackson The match-review panel will be in a no-win situation when it meets to decide the fate of Manly forward Richie Fa'aoso.

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League

Refs blow time up for obstruction rule

NRL

Glenn Jackson Referees bosses have bowed to the wave of criticism over the obstruction rules and are set to abandon black-and-white interpretations.

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Inglis glad to be centre of attention

All smiles: Melbourne Storm's Billy Slater (left) and Cameron Smith in Canberra preparing for Friday night's Test.

Glenn Jackson Queensland star says slipping back into the centres for an Australian team is easy.

League

Shark Lewis feels at home, even in the goldfish bowl

Luke Lewis

Glenn Jackson Speculation and innuendo have been as much buzzwords of the drugs investigation as peptides has. One of the few certainties is that there has been much uncertainty.

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Drop-in centre: switch is no sweat for Inglis

Billy Slater and Greg Inglis

Glenn Jackson Slipping back into the centres for an Australian team, you will be comforted to hear, is as easy as ''riding a bicycle''.

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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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