Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

Rugby League

Roosters defeat Manly to take title

Glenn Jackson Sonny Bill Williams delivers in the hour of need as the Sydney Roosters prevail over Manly.

League

Chooks left crowing after heroic comeback for the ages

Sydney Roosters.

Glenn Jackson An extraordinary comeback from an extraordinary team. Sydney Roosters, armed with the brilliance of Sonny Bill Williams and James Maloney, have their first premiership since 2002.

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League

Machine-like Manly taste blood as Knights self-destruct

Jamie Lyon

Glenn Jackson Back where they belong, at Brookvale Oval and under siege, Manly are back where they will believe they belong; near the top of the table as one of the premiership pacesetters.

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

Fuming Farah can't get past controversial obstruction rulings

Farah

Glenn Jackson Another night, another attack of the obstruction rules. This time it was Wests Tigers captain Robbie Farah who expressed his frustration over the recent interpretations, maintaining defenders were...

League

Sea Eagles rise above first-half jitters

Lyon

Glenn Jackson The best thing you can say about all that is it's over, and both sides can move on. Manly took advantage of opponents who were off their game, while the Tigers couldn't.

League

Stars fail to shine as Manly do it easy

Taufua

Glenn Jackson Ben Barba was limping, and Tony Williams was limp. The brightest and biggest chances the Bulldogs had of causing Manly some grief simply could not put it together, and the Sea Eagles coasted to...

Rabbitohs win fiery Brookvale encounter

Steve Matai

Glenn Jackson The battle of Brookvale II? Or, to put it another way, the match of the season so far, as South Sydney's premiership credentials were given the sternest test.

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League

Tricolours show true colours to surge into calculations

James Maloney

Glenn Jackson Let it now be official. Sydney Roosters have a serious scalp. Having won on Monday night against Manly under trying circumstances - at Brookvale Oval, and without a player for the final 11 minutes -...

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League

It's not Allgood for Eels with prop marched for jab in loss

Mitchell Allgood

Glenn Jackson A match that was going through the motions almost ended up in the car park.

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League

Matai will seek revenge on Eels prop: Foran

Steve Matai

Glenn Jackson Manly five-eighth Kieran Foran has no doubt centre Steve Matai will be looking for ''revenge'' on Parramatta forward Mitchell Allgood should they meet again in round 21.

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League

Snake and ladder: Stewart adds up for Manly

Brett Stewart

Glenn Jackson Most would say it is difficult to put a figure on a player's value. But in the case of Manly's Brett Stewart, you can - the Sea Eagles have been an 18-point better side since his return.

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League

From trying times to try time, Stewart shines

Brett Stewart

Glenn Jackson It is not every day you get to surpass an Immortal. But Manly fullback Brett Stewart, in passing Bob Fulton as Manly's second all-time highest try-scorer, has done so.

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League

Depleted Sea Eagles see off late Raiders rally

David Williams

Glenn Jackson Andrew Dunemann’s first outing as a head coach was largely a disappointing one; Canberra were simply outclassed by a better side.

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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

Flat Manly know they must improve for finals bid

Daly Cherry-Evans

Glenn Jackson Having produced what coach Geoff Toovey described as a ''flat'' final-round performance against Penrith, Manly captain Jamie Lyon conceded that the Sea Eagles would need significant improvement to...

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League

Sea Eagles ready for physical examination

Anthony Watmough

Glenn Jackson and Michael Chammas Manly coach Geoff Toovey is expecting Friday night's elimination semi-final against Cronulla to be every bit as physical as the Sea Eagles' brutal clash with Sydney Roosters.

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League

Skipper shrugs off suggestions it's last chance time for Manly

Jamie Lyon

Glenn Jackson South Sydney have not won a premiership since 1971, but try telling their opponents on Friday night that the Rabbitohs will be more desperate to win than they are.

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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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