Glenn Jackson When NRL players say they are looking forward to returning for off-season training, the words are generally spoken with a degree of trepidation.
Glenn Jackson, Michael Chammas It's not quite a case of ''no Stewart, no chance'', but you can't argue with the cold hard facts - Manly have struggled without their star fullback this year like never before.
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.
Glenn Jackson South Sydney coach Michael Maguire has expressed concerns over the targeting of Greg Inglis, which resulted in his star fullback being the victim of three dangerous throws by Manly on Friday night at...
Glenn Jackson WHEN it was suggested to Manly coach Geoff Toovey that, in talking down the achievements of his side, he was sounding an awful lot like his predecessor, Des Hasler, prop Brent Kite interjected:...
Glenn Jackson FOR one night at least, the Bulldogs are on top of the table - and Des Hasler is again a victor at Brookvale Oval.
Glenn Jackson MANLY'S hopes of defending their premiership may come down to two separate pieces of correspondence that they will receive today.
Glenn Jackson FOR all the brilliance of the first weekend of the finals, was there any more fascinating moment than a young Canberra upstart getting under the skin of one of the best forwards in the game?
Glenn Jackson WERE we really so silly? The Bulldogs had won 13 of their past 14, yet Manly were favoured. Des Hasler, who guided Manly under the radar for so long, couldn't have asked for more; his minor premiers...
Brad Walter, Glenn Jackson THE expected departures of Beau Ryan and Chris Heighington to Cronulla could pave the way for Manly prop Brent Kite to join Wests Tigers next season.
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...
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.
Brad Walter, Glenn Jackson, Chris Barrett JUST days after re-signing five-eighth Kieran Foran, Manly have received a further boost with NSW fullback favourite Brett Stewart agreeing to terms for a new three-year deal.
Glenn Jackson SO Des Hasler and the rest of the premiers launched their seasons last night. Only they did so 30 kilometres apart; Hasler, now with the Bulldogs, at a waterfront function centre in Pyrmont and his...
Glenn Jackson AS ANY footballer would at this time of year, the first day of autumn and just days out from the start of a different kind of season, Jason King is looking forward to playing in round one, against...
Glenn Jackson A LATE spurt, in true Tigers fashion, should not alter the need for lessons to be learnt. The Tigers would be wise to keep a video of this match and put it somewhere they can easily reach it.