Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

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.

Melbourne do their homework for Inglis to come out firing

Inglis

Glenn Jackson Greg Inglis said he was confident of playing against Melbourne on Friday night, but the jury remained out on whether the Souths fullback's availability was a serious prospect or merely a chance to...

League

Kidwell homeward bound after cutting Storm ties

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 26: Brett Finch (R) ,wearing a head bandage, reacts next to assistant coach David Kidwell during a Melbourne Storm training session at Gosch's Paddock on March 26, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

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Glenn Jackson The NRL's coaching merry-go-round is continuing elsewhere with Melbourne's highly-regarded assistant David Kidwell confirming he will return to Sydney next year due to family reasons.

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

Sea Eagles cruise to victory in battle of Brookvale

Williams

Glenn Jackson Manly have left it late to claim a major scalp. But their timing is as good as their execution was on Saturday night.

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League

Widdop return gives Storm renewed hope

Gareth Widdop

Glenn Jackson As Melbourne steel themselves with the realisation they will have to defend their premiership the hard way, via three sudden-death games, the return of five-eighth Gareth Widdop has given the Storm...

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

Newcastle Knights tame Bulldogs as Barba suffers serious leg injury

Frank Pritchard

Glenn Jackson Grand finalists last year, the Bulldogs have limped out of the 2013 competition rather meekly. And fullback Ben Barba, the subject of so much scrutiny this season, did so literally – limping to a...

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Plunge on Raiders sparks rumours of a rest for Dogs

Des Hasler

Glenn Jackson, Greg Prichard A BETTING plunge yesterday on Canberra before tonight's clash with Canterbury has sparked speculation Bulldogs coach Des Hasler plans to rest some of his stars in the run-in to the finals.

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.

League

Where it all began for master coaches

Coach Michael Maguire <right> during South Sydney Rabbitohs rugby league training at Redfern Oval. Sun Herald Sport. 02 March 2012. Photo by Simon Alekna

Glenn Jackson In round 17, 1992, a close but seemingly unremarkable game was played at the then named Bruce Stadium - a 15-14 win to Manly over Canberra, clinched by a Matthew Ridge field goal.

Coach factory: how a game in Canberra set up the future

Des Hasker at Leichardt Oval 1993

Glenn Jackson IN ROUND 17, 1992, a close but seemingly unremarkable game was played at the then named Bruce Stadium; a 15-14 win to Manly over Canberra, clinched by a Matthew Ridge field goal.

Hasler to face Storm again

NRL finals

Glenn Jackson For the third time in six seasons, Des Hasler will face his old foe Craig Bellamy on rugby league's biggest stage.

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.

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.

Celebrations done, Storm coach set to weigh future

Craig Bellamy

Glenn Jackson PREMIERSHIP coach Craig Bellamy will meet his manager, John Fordham, this week in the first step towards deciding whether his job at Melbourne is done.

League

Warriors set to name coach - it's not Bellamy

Glenn Jackson, Steve Mascord THE new Warriors coach is set to be named within days, and may ultimately know exactly how Steven Bradbury felt, given the number of candidates who have fallen before him.

League

Elliott the man for Warriors

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Glenn Jackson THE long-running coaching saga at the Warriors is all but over, with the club set to appoint former Penrith and Canberra coach Matthew Elliott to the role.