Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

League

Six of the best fullbacks around

Glenn Jackson An old coach once told Tim Sheens that you can feel like you've got 14 men on the field when you boast a good fullback - and 12 men if you don't.

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,...

Galvin shown the door after brutal assault on delivery driver

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Brad Walter, Glenn Jackson PENRITH have sacked under-20s player Jake Galvin for his part in a vicious assault on a 77-year-old Pizza Hut delivery driver.

League

Players ignored the chance to have a say on rule change

Johnathan Thurston

Glenn Jackson THEY rose almost as one to vent their anger about the outlawing of the shoulder charge, while some expressed their frustration that they were not asked first.

Big names charged to rule on shoulders

Wayne Bennett.

Glenn Jackson RUGBY LEAGUE'S shift into a bad or bold new era - depending on whether you are a fan of the shoulder charge or not - was accelerated on Wednesday as some of the astute minds in the game met to...

Elite show you always have to look out for No.1

NRL

Glenn Jackson AN OLD coach once told Tim Sheens that you can feel like you've got 14 men on the field when you boast a good fullback - and 12 men if you don't.

Referees' boss stands ground over policing of obstruction

Anderson

Glenn Jackson Referees' boss Daniel Anderson has no intention of backing down from the ''black and white'' policing of obstruction in the face of increasing hostility, but says the NRL competition committee will...

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.

Norman out to do his thing, with No.6 for inspiration

Ben Hannant scores

Glenn Jackson AFTER a steady first-up performance in the Brisbane No.6 jumper vacated by Darren Lockyer, Corey Norman maintained he felt it was his job to simply replace rather than replicate the retired champion.

Lockyer says lean, keen Inglis would excel at fullback

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 05: Greg Inglis of the Rabbitohs is tackled during the round one NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium on March 5, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images) gi.jpg

Glenn Jackson WITH speculation emerging that South Sydney star Greg Inglis could be shifted to fullback for Sunday's clash with Penrith at Centrebet Stadium, his former Test and State of Origin teammate Darren...

Life after Lockyer a whole new ball game for Brisbane

Broncos

Glenn Jackson IN A match just as much about the two blokes on the sidelines wearing sharp suits as it was about the men in the middle, Brisbane coped better without Darren Lockyer than Parramatta did without...

Life after Locky: Kangaroos' halves hopes now rest on shoulders of Thurston, Cronk

Cooper Cronk and Johnathan Thurston

Glenn Jackson DARREN LOCKYER may be gone, but it is clear he is not forgotten. His presence is still an imposing one in the Australian camp, even five months or so since his retirement.

Gallen's inspirational, yet also aspirational

Paul Gallen?

Glenn Jackson AUCKLAND: Something has been different for Paul Gallen in Test camp this week. Not only is he the new Australian vice-captain, but he has joined his teammates with his club side Cronulla in winning...

Rugby League

Suddenly it's the real deal for captain Kangaroo

Kangaroo captain Cameron Smith. Kangaroo's will be playing  against NZ in Auckland on Friday night. Holiday Inn, Sydney. 16th April, 2012. Photo: Kate Geraghty

Glenn Jackson Speaking with pride but also a little embarrassment, Cameron Smith remembers being captain.

League

Smith steps into Lockyer's boots to inspire Aussies

Glenn Jackson When Test matches were on the line, Australia could invariably rely on Darren Lockyer. Now, his replacement as captain, Cameron Smith, has assumed that role.

Cool-hand Cameron picks up where Lockyer left off

Inglis

Glenn Jackson WHEN Test matches were on the line, Australia could invariably rely on Darren Lockyer. Now, his replacement as captain, Cameron Smith, has assumed that role.

Pair show there's still life after Lockyer

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 17:  Cooper Cronk of the Kangaroos passes during the Australian Kangaroos training session at Western Springs Stadium on April 17, 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Glenn Jackson THE most telling remark in the aftermath of Australia's Test victory over New Zealand came from Sam Thaiday: ''We haven't lost much there in losing Locky.''

Cronk has no origin fears

Stepping up: Queensland's Brent Tate limbers up with teammates ahead of Wednesday's origin clash against New South Wales at Etihad Stadium.

Stathi Paxinos and Glenn Jackson Queensland half-back not concerned that state-of-origin game will be his first in No. 7 jersey.

Nine teams vying for eight spots just won't go

Tigers

Glenn Jackson WESTS TIGERS may have to beat the likely minor premiers, Melbourne, in the final round of the premiership to seal a place in the top eight.