Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

Luke Lewis expected back in March after surgery this week

Glenn Jackson Cronulla face losing forward Luke Lewis for the first month of next season and potentially longer after the NSW and Australian star underwent a shoulder reconstruction on Thursday.

League

Blues spurred by the echoes of 2005

Paul Gallen

Glenn Jackson, Michael Carayannis, Daniel Lane, Chris Barrett, Brad Walter NSW's class of '13 recall where they were the last time the Blues won a State of Origin series.

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State of Origin

It's do-or-die: Blues look to sew up series with time to spare

Raring to go: Luke Lewis (left) and his Blues teammates prepare warm up at Coogee Oval.

Glenn Jackson They have the luxury of being one-up in the series, yet the Blues are not approaching Wednesday night's second State of Origin with a comfortable mentality.

Rejects star as Sharks fend off fightback

Andrew Fifita.

Glenn Jackson A NSW reject and a Wests Tigers reject came up with the key plays when it counted; Cronulla five-eighth Todd Carney had a hand in just about everything – the only crucial play he could not...

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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

No Gal, not a worry for Blues, says Bird

Greg Bird

Glenn Jackson AS NSW approach their first match without Paul Gallen since 2010, his fellow enforcer Greg Bird says the Blues have enough motivation to consider in the Origin decider without trying to win for their...

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League

Testing time for injured Stewart and Carney

Todd Carney

Glenn Jackson, Michael Carayannis Two fitness tests on Friday morning are likely to significantly shape the first semi-final.

League

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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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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Just Peachey: nephew follows in famous fullback's footsteps

Tyrone Peachey

Glenn Jackson Tyrone Peachey said he would have liked to ask his uncle, former Sharks fullback David Peachey, what to expect in his NRL debut, which came against Canberra on Sunday.

Newcastle pact sets twitchy Sharks on road to success

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19:  Ben Ross #10 of the Sharks celebrates with team mates Andrew Fifita (R) and Jeff Robson (L) after scoring a try during the round 10 NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Canberra Raiders at Sharks Stadium on May 19, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Glenn Jackson Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan says the Sharks feel normal again. And what is normal for the Sharks, at least given the quality of the roster, is for them to be winning football games.

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First blow for Daley as Gidley hit by injury

Kurt Gidley

Glenn Jackson Laurie Daley's first camp as NSW coach was just a few hours old when he suffered his first major setback: the withdrawal of bench utility Kurt Gidley due to a foot injury.

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No more Gallen in defeat, this series is one for the ageing

Paul Gallen

Glenn Jackson Paul Gallen can see the end. Of Queensland's streak, but also of his own relentless role in it all. He can see a time when, instead of throwing his body into a group of Queensland forwards, he is...

State of Origin

No more Gallen in defeat, this series is one for the ageing

Paul Gallen

Glenn Jackson Paul Gallen can see the end. Of Queensland’s streak, but also of his own relentless role in it all. He can see a time when, instead of throwing his body into a group of Queensland forwards, he is...

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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

Sharks snare Lewis on four-year deal

Luke Lewis, Panthers

Glenn Jackson Cronulla have won the race for Penrith's representative forward and deposed captain Luke Lewis.

Wounded Panthers stage triumph over adversity

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Glenn Jackson The last time Penrith won, coach Ivan Cleary had just taken the captaincy off their star player Luke Lewis.

No gold for Blues halves marooned in stalemate

Sharks

Glenn Jackson They were teammates last week but last night, their duel against each other was the key to their respective sides' fortunes.