Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

League

Williams faces ban, but high shot causes confusion

Glenn Jackson As Sonny Bill Williams and Willie Mason engaged each other in some social media banter, the NRL's match review committee was deciding that the Sydney Roosters star's hit, while worthy of suspension,...

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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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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This final four is a dream coming true for promoters

Greg Inglis

Glenn Jackson The NRL faces a scenario where it hardly matters who loses; they still win. Whichever way they look from here on in, they will be blessed with promotional dreams on both the penultimate weekend and...

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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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Canterbury star Josh Morris may rejoin St George Illawarra, admits manager

Josh Morris

Glenn Jackson Star centre Josh Morris will consider a return to his former club St George Illawarra, and a reunion with his twin brother Brett.

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Plunge on Raiders sparks rumours of a rest for Dogs

Des Hasler

Glenn Jackson, Greg Prichard A BETTING plunge yesterday on Canberra before tonight's clash with Canterbury has sparked speculation Bulldogs coach Des Hasler plans to rest some of his stars in the run-in to the finals.

League

Smart money's on Hasler making late changes

Glenn Jackson, Greg Prichard A betting plunge yesterday on Canberra ahead of tonight's clash with Canterbury has sparked speculation that Bulldogs coach Des Hasler was planning to rest some of his stars in the run-in to the...

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.

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.

League

Players ignored the chance to have a say on rule change

Johnathan Thurston

Glenn Jackson THEY rose almost as one to vent their anger about the outlawing of the shoulder charge, while some expressed their frustration that they were not asked first.

Big names charged to rule on shoulders

Wayne Bennett.

Glenn Jackson RUGBY LEAGUE'S shift into a bad or bold new era - depending on whether you are a fan of the shoulder charge or not - was accelerated on Wednesday as some of the astute minds in the game met to...

League

Tinkler woes are trouble for Bennett

Wayne Bennett

Glenn Jackson WAYNE BENNETT'S future at Newcastle would be placed in jeopardy should Nathan Tinkler lose control of the Knights.

League

Menzies denies rumour over contact with ASADA

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Glenn Jackson Manly legend Steve Menzies has responded to rumours surrounding his involvement in ASADA investigations into the Sea Eagles.

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Newcomer Potter scratches for positives

Tigers

Glenn Jackson Asked what he would offer to the debutant Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter, the 658-match veteran Wayne Bennett, thought for a moment, smiled slightly and uttered: "Welcome.

League

Try and try again: a black night for Potter's Tigers

Willie Mason

Glenn Jackson Mick Potter's debut could have been worse, but he might wake in the morning wondering how. A tough prospect it might have been, to recover from the tumultuous events of last week - when the club...

League

Machine-like Manly taste blood as Knights self-destruct

Jamie Lyon

Glenn Jackson Back where they belong, at Brookvale Oval and under siege, Manly are back where they will believe they belong; near the top of the table as one of the premiership pacesetters.

Referees' boss stands ground over policing of obstruction

Anderson

Glenn Jackson Referees' boss Daniel Anderson has no intention of backing down from the ''black and white'' policing of obstruction in the face of increasing hostility, but says the NRL competition committee will...

League

New interpretation of obstruction rule could lead to more players 'diving'

Panthers

Glenn Jackson Penrith coach Ivan Cleary, a member of the NRL's competition committee, said he was not consulted about the shift towards black-and-white policing of obstruction, as he voiced his fear the new...

League

Refs blow time up for obstruction rule

NRL

Glenn Jackson Referees bosses have bowed to the wave of criticism over the obstruction rules and are set to abandon black-and-white interpretations.