Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

League

Mitchell Pearce hit by mystery illness

Glenn Jackson Sydney Roosters have suffered their first significant disruption of grand-final week with halfback Mitchell Pearce quarantined from his teammates on Monday due to illness.

League

NRL: The 2013 season in review

Sonny Bill Williams

Glenn Jackson Before this year, most would not have known what a peptide was.

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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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League

Cap cruels yet another youngster's NRL debut

Kane Evans

Michael Carayannis, Glenn Jackson The NRL's second-tier salary cap has robbed another young player of a likely debut after the Roosters were told they were unable to use Kane Evans on Friday night.

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League

Coming to a head: NRL's salary cap, quite clearly, does not fit

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Glenn Jackson Over the space of a 24-hour period, two players who did not play in the NRL highlighted the inadequacies of the league's salary cap system.

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League

SBW home to roost, but he's still coy on how long

Sonny Bill Williams

Glenn Jackson He is expected to stay at the Sydney Roosters for another season, but it's unlikely Sonny Bill Williams will rush to a final decision.

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League

Blues coach hamstrung by Hayne's recovery

Jarryd Hayne

Glenn Jackson, Brad Walter NSW coach Laurie Daley may not finalise Jarryd Hayne's position for the State of Origin decider until after Parramatta's clash with Manly on Monday night, when the fullback hopes to make his comeback...

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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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Origin

Bitter memories of five years ago still linger for Pearce, Hoffman

Ryan Hoffman

Glenn Jackson For one of them, it was his first. For another, his last until this year. Now, following some key withdrawals, halfback Mitchell Pearce and second-rower Ryan Hoffman are the only link between then...

State of Origin

Perfect partners: Barrett backs halves to rule roost

James Maloney and Mitchell Pierce

Glenn Jackson As so many debate whether they should be there, former NSW five-eighth Trent Barrett has given halves Mitchell Pearce and James Maloney a ringing endorsement, declaring them the long-term Blues...

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League

Pearce still Blues material - and not to blame for defeat: Politis

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 17:  Trent Merrin and Mitchell Pearce of the Blues dejected after game three of the ARL State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on July 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Adrian Proszenko, Glenn Jackson Roosters supremo Nick Politis has hit back at critics of Mitchell Pearce and urged NSW powerbrokers not to put a line through his name for future Origin matches.

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State of Origin

Awful truth: Blues rue another that got away

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Glenn Jackson Another missed opportunity, on a night of many. Queensland's streak withstood a streaker - but also enormous pressure from NSW, who once again put themselves in a position to end the Maroons'...

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State of Origin

Decision time: Maroons send Blues back to square one

Mitchell Pearce

Glenn Jackson Before Australia decides, a decider. Backs to the wall has never been a particularly fun place for anyone playing Queensland to be, and so this year's Blues became the latest to be ambushed by a...

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Rugby league

Maroons in box seat for decider

Greg Inglis.

Glenn Jackson, Brisbane Backs to the wall has never been a particularly fun place for anyone playing Queensland to be.

League

Roosters down Knights, proving a point to Rabbitohs

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 28: Sonny-Bill Williams of the Roosters shapes to pass during the round 20 Holden Cup match between the Newcaslte Knights and the Sydney Roosters at Hunter Stadium on July 28, 2013 in Newcastle, Australia.  (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Glenn Jackson Sydney Roosters might not be quite outplaying South Sydney at the moment but, having recorded their fifth win in succession, are taking the minor premiership battle - as well as perhaps the major one...

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League

Pearce learns Origin lessons

Mitchell Pearce

Glenn Jackson His game-three disappointments and subsequent disillusionment with the world aside, Sydney Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce always felt he would return from the State of Origin series a better...

Half-time spray galvanised Roosters, says Pearce

James Maloney

Glenn Jackson Sydney Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce said his team tried to "pretty our way around" Wests Tigers in the first half on Monday night.

League

Tricolours need to lift game for finals: coach

Mitchell Pearce

Glenn Jackson After a performance by his team which was at odds with what most expected, Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson showed he could follow suit. One of league's most affable coaches was cranky.

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League

Major respect in minor title fight as Pearce faces Reynolds

Mitchell Pearce

Glenn Jackson You get the feeling the closest Sydney Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce comes to hating Souths is his attitude to the associated chatter about his rivalry with Adam Reynolds, which is automatically...

Rabbitohs v Roosters: the five key contests

Adam Reynolds

Glenn Jackson Souths and Sydney Roosters boast two of the best performing halves combinations in the NRL this year.

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