Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

League

Sloppy Bulldogs stagger towards sudden death

Glenn Jackson If the Bulldogs are to repeat their efforts of last year, and perhaps better them, they will have to do it the hard way.

League

Refereeing rubbish: Bennett cans decision to throw Houston in sin bin

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 24:  Knights coach Wayne Bennett speaks in the post match media conference at the end of the round 24 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Newcastle Knights at 1300SMILES Stadium on August 24, 2013 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Glenn Jackson Another day, another criticism of the officials. Not quite in the order of the staggering events of Saturday, but Newcastle coach Wayne Bennett's dig at officialdom over Sunday's sin-binning of Chris...

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League

Newcastle Knights tame Bulldogs as Barba suffers serious leg injury

Frank Pritchard

Glenn Jackson Grand finalists last year, the Bulldogs have limped out of the 2013 competition rather meekly. And fullback Ben Barba, the subject of so much scrutiny this season, did so literally – limping to a...

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League

Medicab exit a sad end for champion Buderus

Danny Buderus

Glenn Jackson That they all rose – Roosters and Knights supporters – was stirring, yet it shouldn't have ended like this.

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Bulldogs hungry to bite back after loss

Glenn Jackson IT WOULD be easy for the Bulldogs, now that their winning streak is over, to go along with the oft-mentioned theory that they had to lose before the finals.

It's on for young and old, but niggle won't cause everyone to giggle

Paul Gallen

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?

Rugby League

Des's 'underdogs' had us barking up wrong team

Stewart

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...

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.

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...

Hasler to face Storm again

NRL finals

Glenn Jackson For the third time in six seasons, Des Hasler will face his old foe Craig Bellamy on rugby league's biggest stage.

Relentless Dogs kill fairytale

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 rather predictable finish. Canterbury, the minor premiers and heavy favourites, extinguished the South Sydney fairytale with a ruthless performance -...

Captains' tip on how to win a grand final: miss out on one first

The Melbourne Storm's Cameron Smith (Captain) and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs' Michael Ennis (Captain). The NRL Grand Final Breakfast at Daltone House, Pyrmont. photo by Marco Del Grande on September 27, 2012

Glenn Jackson THE saying goes you've got to lose a grand final to win one. But for some involved in today's decider, it's a case of: you've got to miss a grand final to win one.

Case for defence: Manly the real deal

Matai

Glenn Jackson If defence does win premierships, and there is little evidence to suggest it doesn't, it's impossible not to consider Manly one of the real contenders.

League

Stars fail to shine as Manly do it easy

Taufua

Glenn Jackson Ben Barba was limping, and Tony Williams was limp. The brightest and biggest chances the Bulldogs had of causing Manly some grief simply could not put it together, and the Sea Eagles coasted to...

League

Ryan ready to talk as time heals Bulldogs' wounds

Andrew Ryan

Glenn Jackson Had Sonny Bill Williams been lining up against Canterbury last year, Andrew Ryan might have been in a less than forgiving mood.

League

Points on the board but Hasler knows there is still a lot of work required

Michael Ennis

Glenn Jackson Des Hasler spoke of the small steps taken and the momentum the Bulldogs will build with a victory over Cronulla, just their second this season.

League

Reynolds stars as Dogs destroy Tigers

Josh Reynolds

Glenn Jackson Three significant returns have occurred for the Bulldogs. Props James Graham and Sam Kasiano made comebacks, and they were important enough for the previously stuttering Bulldogs.

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Hasler confident Barba won't face sanction over Soward hit

Ben Barba

Glenn Jackson Bulldogs coach Des Hasler believes Ben Barba will have no case to answer over his late hit on Dragons five-eighth Jamie Soward which resulted in the fullback being placed on report.

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Bennett backs Buderus for Blues after hooker rolls back the years

ANZ Stadium. NRL Bulldogs v Knights. Pic shows.... Knights Danny Buderus.  Photo: Quentin Jones. 25 Mar 2012.

Glenn Jackson WHEN Wayne Bennett, a coaching master but also an outsider, joined the Knights, he made a point of bringing home a player who represents, rather than simply plays for, Newcastle.

Ennis, Hindmarsh to resume hostilities

Michael Ennis

Glenn Jackson WHEN Michael Ennis talks of so many matches between Canterbury and Parramatta being ''high intensity'', he does so with first-hand knowledge.