Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

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Where it all began for master coaches

Coach Michael Maguire <right> during South Sydney Rabbitohs rugby league training at Redfern Oval. Sun Herald Sport. 02 March 2012. Photo by Simon Alekna

Glenn Jackson In round 17, 1992, a close but seemingly unremarkable game was played at the then named Bruce Stadium - a 15-14 win to Manly over Canberra, clinched by a Matthew Ridge field goal.

Coach factory: how a game in Canberra set up the future

Des Hasker at Leichardt Oval 1993

Glenn Jackson IN ROUND 17, 1992, a close but seemingly unremarkable game was played at the then named Bruce Stadium; a 15-14 win to Manly over Canberra, clinched by a Matthew Ridge field goal.

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Johns the eighth Immortal

Andrew Johns

Glenn Jackson ANDREW JOHNS' grace on the field was matched by a humility off it, after he was named rugby league's eighth Immortal last night. ''I'm lost for words,'' Johns said.

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Sheens endorsed for full-time gig

Tim Sheens

Glenn Jackson THE prospect of a full-time Australian rugby league coach - which garnered the support yesterday of NSW captain Paul Gallen - will be put to the ARL Commission during discussions as to whether Tim...

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'I'll be fine': Thurston confident virus won't ruin his record run

Johnathan Thurston

Glenn Jackson Early Sunday morning, Johnathan Thurston was considered to be in some doubt for Origin I, having missed training and been quarantined from his teammates.

Meninga backs his Maroons to rebound

Mal Meninga.

Glenn Jackson So Queensland are what Queensland are not used to; down. But coach Mal Meninga, while stressing that the Maroons had "a bit of work to do" in order to continue their winning streak, maintained his...

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Bashful Meninga bounced from bar

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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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Daley fires back after Maroons cry foul

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 20:   Blues coach Laurie Daley (L) talks to Luke Lewis (R) during a NSW Blues State of Origin training session at Coogee Oval on June 20, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Glenn Jackson NSW coach Laurie Daley says Queensland's decision to highlight perceived illegal tactics at the ruck is a sign of desperation by the Maroons, and lays bare the pressure they are under for Wednesday...

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All Blacks and Blues: Daley's Kiwi trip to learn winning habit

Laurie Daley

Glenn Jackson After eight straight series defeats, where do you turn? In NSW's case, following Queensland's record era of State of Origin dominance, you turn to the dark side. Dark as in black; as in All Black.

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Tale of two skippers: Gallen good to go, Smith laid low by flu

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Glenn Jackson NSW captain Paul Gallen has declared himself "good to go" ahead of State of Origin I on Wednesday night in Melbourne, while his Queensland counterpart Cameron Smith has been quarantined from his...

'State of the Origin'

Victorian Sport Minister cannot wait for special game between Queensland and ... New Zealand

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Glenn Jackson It's rugby league's showpiece, and high-ranked Victorians have made no secret that they want more of it. Yet how much do they know about State of Origin?

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Stuart swears to bring joy back to NSW

Glenn Jackson A passionate man as well as New South Welshman, Blues coach Ricky Stuart is asked how he feels about Queensland's six consecutive series victories, while Mal Meninga, the man who has led the Maroons...

Stuart pulls no punches on pain of Queensland's winning streak

Ricky Stuart

Glenn Jackson A PASSIONATE man as well as a New South Welshman, Blues coach Ricky Stuart is asked how he feels about Queensland's six consecutive series victories, while Mal Meninga, the man who has led the...

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Stuart to meet ref chiefs over Origin I

Ricky Stuart

Glenn Jackson THE dust has only just settled since the rage over refereeing decisions in State of Origin I - now it could be stirred up again.

Let's win series: Stuart lays down challenge to Blues

Ricky Stuart

Glenn Jackson RICKY STUART has said a lot about Origin players, and the need for them. Last night, after NSW's 16-12 victory, he spoke about Origin performances.

Train in vain: Taylor sends a message to Mal and Maroons

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Glenn Jackson IN HIS regular conversations with Dave Taylor over the past few days, since he was cut by Queensland, South Sydney coach Michael Maguire knew his star player understood how best to respond.

Big games bring out the beast, and at just the right time

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Glenn Jackson THE sleeping giant was awoken. And there is no more a giant of a team than this Queensland one, waking this morning having extended their period of dominance to seven years.

New drive for option of 18th man gains pace

Fuifui Moimoi

Glenn Jackson THE push for a compulsory 18th man, who can replace players injured due to foul play, is gathering momentum after Bulldogs prop Sam Kasiano's high shot on Parramatta counterpart Fuifui Moimoi.