Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

Tigers close door on Marshall move to Japanese rugby

Glenn Jackson Wests Tigers chief executive Stephen Humphreys has slammed the door on any attempt by star playmaker Benji Marshall to seek a release to play in Japan, saying: "Let me put your minds at rest.

Marshall forced to put plans to moonlight in Japan on hold

Benji Marshall

Glenn Jackson AS WITH Danny Buderus's ill-fated attempts to flit to rugby union, Benji Marshall's brief flirtation with the rival code was just that - brief.


Game-changing deal that was brokered in a phone box

Shane Mattiske

Glenn Jackson A PHONE box outside a campsite near Nowra. If ever there was a place you would not have expected some serious negotiations to be had, on the next NRL major sponsor and digital media rights, this...

Incomparable Inglis leaving indelible mark on and off field


Glenn Jackson He can own a vast football field. Few players have the imposing aura of Greg Inglis, the ability to put fear into an opponent and equally place confidence in a teammate.

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'I don't regret my decision': Benji reveals why he's going

Benji Marshall.

Glenn Jackson An emotional Benji Marshall says he has no regrets about his decision to leave Wests Tigers at the end of this season, declaring: ''For myself, for my game, for my life, for my happiness, I had to do...

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Rugby league

Trio in running to become ARLC boss

John Grant

Glenn Jackson ARL Commission chairman John Grant says the shortlist of candidates for the vacant chief executive role has been cut to three - and that list does not include the interim boss Shane Mattiske.

NRL finals system scrapped by new commission

24 november 2011. PHOTO by GARY SCHAFER CANBERRA TIMES sport lee gaskinat Parliament House NRL CEO David Gallop commits rugby league to the White Ribbon Day concept which calls on all men to speak out against violence against women

Glenn Jackson The ARL Commission has made its first major decision today scrapping the McIntyre System for the finals in favour of the current AFL model.

Room for a view: triumphant launch to herald the beginning of brave new world

NRL CEO, David Gallop speaking at the NRL season launch at Moore Park. 22nd February 2012Photo by Dallas Kilponen

Glenn Jackson WITH a significant new job title, David Gallop last night stood in front of Rugby League Central, with the nuts, bolts, windows and panels still glistening, and spoke of a defining night for the game.

Lui's return will depend on rehab

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: Robert Lui of the Cowboys is tackled by matthew White and Luke Douglas of the Titans during the round one NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Gold Coast Titans at Dairy Farmers Stadium on March 3, 2012 in Townsville, Australia. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images) lui.jpg

Glenn Jackson THE ARL Commission will not allow North Queensland halfback Robert Lui back on the field until officials are convinced he has been sufficiently counselled and rehabilitated after he was convicted of...

Suburban stadiums placed in the firing line


Glenn Jackson SOUTHS chief executive Shane Richardson is advocating a stadium policy which would mean the abandonment of Sydney's much-loved suburban grounds.

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Agents to reveal all as they fight bans

David Gallop

Glenn Jackson THE prospect of three NRL player agents, suspended from operating for six months over their alleged roles in the Melbourne salary cap rorts, fighting the ban in court has the potential to shed new...

Heat goes on Nine, Fox in NRL rights war

League TV.

Glenn Jackson ARL Commission officials will open negotiations with rival bidders for NRL broadcast hosting rights this week, turning the heat back on Channel Nine and Fox Sports.

Another Super League? Moffett thinks so

David Moffett

Glenn Jackson FORMER NRL boss David Moffett has branded the ousting of chief executive David Gallop ''a disgrace'', and even claimed the sport was headed towards another Super League war.


Stuart to meet ref chiefs over Origin I

Ricky Stuart

Glenn Jackson THE dust has only just settled since the rage over refereeing decisions in State of Origin I - now it could be stirred up again.

Rugby league

Grant tries to clear up Gallop exit rumours

John Grant

Glenn Jackson THE public face of the ARL Commission has remained somewhat private since David Gallop's exit. That changed yesterday when John Grant, the man painted as an egomaniac desiring a move into the office...

WA bid puts the argh in NRL


Glenn Jackson THEY are still a mere twinkle in the eye of the ARL Commission, yet the Western Australian Rugby League still generated some interest yesterday when it launched its logo and revealed a brand new...