Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

League

NRL: The 2013 season in review

Glenn Jackson Before this year, most would not have known what a peptide was.

Hayne's vision pays dividends for Parramatta

Jarryd Hayne

Glenn Jackson Benji Marshall and Jarryd Hayne, the two Friday five-eighths, will wake on Saturday morning facing completely different challenges. Marshall, the Wests Tigers no.

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Eels grab win but Tigers loss may end Potter's tale

Fuifui Moimoi

Glenn Jackson Parramatta achieved their first win since May, their first since Ricky Stuart's cull, their first since Chris Sandow's dumping. And it might cost Stuart's counterpart, Mick Potter, his job.

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Victorious Stuart remains tight-lipped over Eels future

Ricky Stuart

Glenn Jackson Parramatta coach Ricky Stuart had the chance to end speculation about his future - but didn't. So while he lamented the speculation as being "unfair" on the Eels, it will continue.

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Moimoi double helps Eels sink Dragons

Fuifui Moimoi

Glenn Jackson There will be few highlights for the Eels out of this season, but they have at least added one.

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Bulldogs nab Kiwis centre to add depth

Glenn Jackson Chase Stanley is set to be the Bulldogs' first back-line signing in the post-Ben Barba era after club officials agreed to terms with the St George Illawarra centre on a two-year deal.

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Greg Inglis fit for Kangaroos World Cup tour

Greg Inglis

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.

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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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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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Don't expect too much, too soon from William Hopoate: Brad Arthur

William Hopoate

Glenn Jackson William Hopoate will begin training with Parramatta almost as soon as his two-year Mormon mission ends, but new Eels coach Brad Arthur has warned that expectations needed to be tempered around the...

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Outdated salary cap rules expected to be ditched within weeks

Jim Doyle

Glenn Jackson Proposed changes to the NRL salary cap in time for next season, possibly including the introduction of a transfer window, are set to be finalised in a matter of weeks.

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Six of the best fullbacks around

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25:  Greg Inglis of the Rabbitohs makes a break during the round 12 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Canberra Raiders at ANZ Stadium on May 25, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) NRL guys

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.

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Hindmarsh doesn't see Folau as saviour

Israel Folau

Glenn Jackson ISRAEL FOLAU will add another superstar dimension to Parramatta, but according to the now retired Eels skipper Nathan Hindmarsh, his impending arrival is no panacea.

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Stuart frustrated as race to sign Folau slows to a crawl

Ricky Stuart

Glenn Jackson RICKY STUART'S jitters about the prospect of the Israel Folau deal being scuppered by the NRL have been somewhat allayed by Parramatta officials, who were meeting with NRL boss Shane Mattiske about...

Willie do it? SBW backed by Tonga

Willie Tonga

Glenn Jackson LIKE many, Willie Tonga will be hoping to watch Sonny Bill Williams's first game, intrigued about how he will take to the task.

Rugby league

Mattiske not ruling out increase in salary cap

Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston

Glenn Jackson OFFICIALS are set to put an offer to a heavy-hitting group of players including Jarryd Hayne, Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston at a critical and potentially explosive collective bargaining...

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Christmas comes early as agreement nears on CBA

Robbie Farrah

Glenn Jackson JUST before 7pm on Thursday, four NRL players stepped out of the headquarters of the NRL to state that they believed they had a deal. A salary cap of about $5.

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.

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Hayne concedes Eels can't match most rivals for talent

Hayne

Glenn Jackson The first step when you hit rock bottom is generally considered to be an admission. So, on cue only days out from Parramatta's season-opener against the Warriors, fullback Jarryd Hayne has conceded...

Bulldogs' bark remains as Eels pass up opportunities

Dogs

Glenn Jackson This won't go down as a missed opportunity for Parramatta, it will go down as many missed opportunities.