Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

League

Greg Inglis fit for Kangaroos World Cup tour

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.

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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No doubt about result: Manly deserve their good fortune

Oldfield

Glenn Jackson MANLY'S title defence is still alive despite a dodgy calf and thanks to a dodgy call or two. Or at least that is certainly what North Queensland will argue, after the class of centre Jamie Lyon gave...

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.

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,...

Tamou chooses Cowboys over Eels

James Tamou

Glenn Jackson LESS than a fortnight after Israel Folau turned his back on Parramatta, the Eels have been dealt another blow after North Queensland's Test and Origin prop James Tamou chose loyalty over salary to...

Young guns prepared to prop up Tigers

Jack Buchanan

Glenn Jackson They are the youngest starting props in the premiership by some distance, with 42 years between them when most clubs at least notch a half century.

Rugby League

It's Blue blood, at last

Jarryd Hayne scores a try.

Glenn Jackson Laurie Daley's side has put itself in the best position to win an Origin series since 2008.

League

Blues win opening stoush but battle far from over

Michael Jennings.

Glenn Jackson For the first time in five years, first blood goes to the Blues. Not since 2008 have the Blues won game one of a State of Origin series.

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League

Smith ensures integrity unit makes its mark as Tamou fined

James Tamou

Glenn Jackson, Chris Barrett NRL chief executive Dave Smith played a pivotal role in North Queensland prop James Tamou being fined $20,000 on top of his suspension from the second State of Origin.

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League

Tamou to miss Origin II after drink-drive charge

Tamou

Glenn Jackson NSW prop James Tamou will be sidelined for game two of the State of Origin series as a result of a two-match suspension after being charged with driving nearly four times over the legal alcohol limit...

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League

Woods receives call-up from Daley, and only his mum was privy to the news

Aaron Woods.

Glenn Jackson As he prepared for an NRL match at Suncorp Stadium, Aaron Woods received a phone call from NSW coach Laurie Daley, informing him he would be playing at the same ground on Wednesday week.

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Bashful Meninga bounced from bar

Meninga

Chris Barrett, Glenn Jackson, Adrian Proszenko Queensland coach Mal Meninga was asked to leave a bar in Brisbane on Tuesday night while celebrating the birthdays of Maroons stars Billy Slater and Cameron Smith.

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State of Origin

Blues coach gives injured stars time to heal

Jarryd Hayne

Glenn Jackson NSW coach Laurie Daley will give his injured stars until the weekend to prove their fitness after naming an extended 20-man squad for the July 17 State of Origin decider at ANZ Stadium.

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State of Origin

Daley goes with standby plan in the event of scratchings

Laurie Daly

Glenn Jackson After being named as one of three players on standby for the State of Origin decider on July 17, Sydney Roosters forward Boyd Cordner declared he was ready to be a part of one of the most anticipated...

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Tamou conflict history: Thaiday

James Tamou of the Kangaroos during the Australian Kangaroos training session at Western Springs Stadium in Auckland yesterday.

Glenn Jackson Australian forward Sam Thaiday has maintained he long ago cast aside an on-field fight he had with Kangaroos debutant James Tamou.

'He'll always be a Maori. But New Zealand should have moved faster'

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

Glenn Jackson FOR two straight days, the calls were coming at all hours. At midnight, when James Tamou knew his mother would be awake.

Fien warns Kiwis about defections

Nathan Fien?

Glenn Jackson New Zealand's Nathan Fien has urged Kiwi officials to act swiftly following James Tamou's decision to play for Australia and NSW, fearing more players will follow.

League

Smith expects Tamou to be targeted

Glenn Jackson AUSTRALIAN captain Cameron Smith fully expects James Tamou to cop a hostile reception from the Eden Park crowd on Friday night, but the hooker said the New Zealand-born front-rower was up to the...