Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

League

Blues spurred by the echoes of 2005

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.

League

Marshall keen to tackle poor form rather than his future

Benji Marshall

Glenn Jackson As Benji Marshall's management waited for a revised offer from Wests Tigers, the five-eighth insisted he was trying to focus on his form rather than his clouded future.

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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.

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

Daley goes with standby plan in the event of scratchings

Laurie Daly

Glenn Jackson After being named as one of three players on standby for the State of Origin decider on July 17, Sydney Roosters forward Boyd Cordner declared he was ready to be a part of one of the most anticipated...

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Hoff to play roadblock to Thaiday's speed bump

Ryan Hoffman

Glenn Jackson NSW five-eighth James Maloney doesn't need a bodyguard, but he will get some help when he inevitably comes face-to-face with Queensland forward Sam Thaiday in the State of Origin decider on Wednesday.

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

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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Rugby league

Inglis, Slater key to big clash

Billy Slater.

Glenn Jackson Inglis has the power to run over Sonny Bill Williams, Slater has the speed to go around him.

League

Carney leads Sharks to win as selection date looms

Todd Carney

Glenn Jackson After his final attempt to secure a NSW jumper for game one of the State of Origin series, Cronulla five-eighth Todd Carney maintained he would be better for having played in last year's ultimately...

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League

NSW plan to put Suncorp's rainy days behind them

Robbie Farah

Glenn Jackson There's winning a State of Origin, and there's winning a State of Origin at Suncorp Stadium. The task ahead of NSW is highlighted by the fact that just six players in the present squad have ever...

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Widdop lives dream in shadow of greats

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 21:  Gareth Widdop of the Storm passes the ball during the NRL Preliminary Final match between the Melbourne Storm and the Manly Sea Eagles at AAMI Park on September 21, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Glenn Jackson Gareth Widdop states it rather matter-of-factly, recalling his first grand final in the flesh, before realising what he was saying.

Rugby League

How the Storm rebuilt after 2010

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 26:  Billy Slater and Ryan Hoffman walk to the bus as Melbourne Storm players prepare to depart Melbourne, bound for Sydney ahead of Sunday's NRL Grand Final, at AAMI Park on September 26, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Glenn Jackson, Sydney No club has consistently turned over as many players as Melbourne has since 2006.

Rugby league

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.

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.

Lewis happy just to be back in mix for Test place

Luke Lewis

Glenn Jackson LUKE LEWIS says he will not be disappointed if he misses out on selection for Australia's Test against New Zealand this month.

Redemption tastes sweet for Bellamy's resilient men

Melbourne Storm

Glenn Jackson It won't go down as the greatest grand final, and certainly won't be considered the greatest night for rugby league, given the fallout ahead of us.

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Gallen not upset by singing Maroons

Paul Gallen

Glenn Jackson, Steve Mascord THEY have won seven consecutive State of Origin series and predictably dominated the national squad - and on Saturday night the Queenslanders managed to hijack the Australian victory celebrations,...

Banned trio flags revealing lawsuits

Glenn Jackson THE prospect of three suspended NRL player agents fighting their bans in court has the potential to shed new light on the Melbourne salary cap scandal - including the complicity of others - and the...

League

Agents to reveal all as they fight bans

David Gallop

Glenn Jackson THE prospect of three NRL player agents, suspended from operating for six months over their alleged roles in the Melbourne salary cap rorts, fighting the ban in court has the potential to shed new...