Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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


John Sutton puts reluctant leader days behind as he becomes sole captain

Glenn Jackson It's only a little letter, but when John Sutton was first approached by South Sydney coach Michael Maguire about putting a 'c' next to his name, he felt the responsibility was too great for him.

Bulldogs end Rabbitohs' fairytale run with big win

South Sydney rabbitohs vs Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium SydneyKrisnan Inu try rabbitohsPhotography Brendan Espositosmh,22 September,2012

Glenn Jackson THE HOLLYWOOD story of the season found itself a predictable finish. The Canterbury Bulldogs, the minor premier and heavy favourite, extinguished the South Sydney fairytale with a ruthless...

Relentless Dogs kill fairytale

Glenn Jackson The Hollywood story of the season found itself a rather predictable finish. Canterbury, the minor premiers and heavy favourites, extinguished the South Sydney fairytale with a ruthless performance -...

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The regenerator: Bellamy works hard to pull pieces back together

Craig Bellamy

Glenn Jackson On a July morning in a Port Melbourne cafe, three wise men set about rebuilding a football club. Not quite from the ground up, but from far below where anyone would care to tread.

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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.

A Taylor-made substitute, but Te'o wants to be his own man

South Sydney

Glenn Jackson Ben Te'o hasn't arrived at South Sydney hoping to emulate Dave Taylor. Not because he's not Dave Taylor, but because he's Ben Te'o.

Bouncing Bunnies can handle heat, says Maguire

Andrew Everingham

Glenn Jackson ASKED yesterday in a space off the dressing rooms at ANZ Stadium whether the Rabbitohs were thriving on the expectations on the club, coach Michael Maguire pointed to what had occurred on the field.

Reynolds to remain with Rabbitohs

Adam Reynolds

Glenn Jackson THE negotiations to secure South Sydney's rookie-of-the-year certainty, Adam Reynolds, until the end of 2015 officially began just a few weeks ago, but the Rabbitohs had made it clear he was very...

Dominant GI on a par with Fittler, says Crocker

Glenn Jackson WHEN Michael Crocker thinks about Greg Inglis's domination, Brad Fittler springs to his mind. Which is no small rap for Inglis, who tore Parramatta to shreds on Sunday.

Madge of honour shines brightly

Glenn Jackson IT WAS South Sydney's sliding doors moment. Last year, after missing out on the signature of Wayne Bennett, the Rabbitohs signed Michael Maguire to turn the club around.


Taylor can handle Papalii: Burgess

Raiders training at Raiders HQ, Bruce ahead of there clash with the Rabbitohs this weekend. Raiders player Josh Papalii.

Glenn Jackson, Chris Barrett He stuck it to New South Wales captain Paul Gallen, and now Raiders enforcer Josh Papalii has South Sydney's Dave Taylor in his sights.

Battle with Papalii is Taylor-made for big man

Josh Papalii

Glenn Jackson, Chris Barrett DESPITE the clear size advantage, the impending battle between Josh Papalii and Dave Taylor appears a mismatch; a player who got under the skin of Paul Gallen against the player who appeared to lose...

Bulldogs' young pups no match for Rabbitohs' nous

Greg Inglis

Glenn Jackson THEY might have won only their first finals match in 25 years on Saturday night, but when it comes to experience in the big games, Souths still hold an advantage over the Bulldogs.

King backs coach to reign with rejuvenated Rabbits


Glenn Jackson SOUTH SYDNEY winger Matt King can see a number of traits he recalls of Craig Bellamy in new Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire - just as he can others of Wayne Bennett and Ricky Stuart.

I would have agreed with send-off, says Harrigan

Glenn Jackson REFEREES boss Bill Harrigan would have supported Manly player Tony Williams being sent off for the lifting tackle that has resulted in the forward being suspended until round 11.

Black and blue: Gallen has one knee in hot water, other on ice

Paul Gallen

Glenn Jackson Scans at 6.45am today could determine NSW's prospects in the State of Origin series. Cronulla and NSW captain Paul Gallen said last night he was confident he would be fit for Sunday's clash with...

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


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.

Agonising loss feeds Souths' hunger


Glenn Jackson AFTER South Sydney's round-one loss to Sydney Roosters, the Rabbitohs players were shattered, and supporters must have considered returning their memberships to sender.