Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

League

All Blacks and Blues: Daley's Kiwi trip to learn winning habit

Glenn Jackson After eight straight series defeats, where do you turn? In NSW's case, following Queensland's record era of State of Origin dominance, you turn to the dark side. Dark as in black; as in All Black.

League

NSW chief rings the changes on Blues

Josh Morris and Robbie Farah

Glenn Jackson NSW Rugby League boss Geoff Carr will personally phone every coach who has been linked with the vacant Blues position to gauge their interest in the job - including those contracted to NRL clubs.

Rugby League

We can be heroes by ending streak: Blues

State of Origin

Glenn Jackson NSW players believe there is a silver lining to facing an eighth straight series loss.

League

Blues turn losing streak into an unlikely positive

Josh Morris and Robbie Farah

Glenn Jackson They might have had to search long and hard to find it, but NSW players believe there is a silver lining to facing an eighth-straight series defeat; if they do end Queensland's streak, their own...

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League

Blues win opening stoush but battle far from over

Michael Jennings.

Glenn Jackson For the first time in five years, first blood goes to the Blues. Not since 2008 have the Blues won game one of a State of Origin series.

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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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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

Zero hour looms for Blues as questions persist over Suncorp surface

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 25:  Paul Gallen laughs as he speaks to the media during a New South Wales Blues State of Origin media session at the Sofitel Hotel on June 25, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Glenn Jackson They traded blows in game one and verbal barbs ever since. Now, the time for talk is over. NSW will tonight attempt to bring down a dynasty, and end seven years of Queensland dominance in the State...

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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 confident he can juggle Hayne and Dugan, if given the chance

Josh Dugan

Glenn Jackson One was up with NSW's best in game one, while the other was players' player in game two. As a result, Blues coach Laurie Daley is hoping to play both Jarryd Hayne and Josh Dugan at fullback in the...

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State of Origin

No Gal, not a worry for Blues, says Bird

Greg Bird

Glenn Jackson AS NSW approach their first match without Paul Gallen since 2010, his fellow enforcer Greg Bird says the Blues have enough motivation to consider in the Origin decider without trying to win for their...

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Maloney has name pencilled in for Blues

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Glenn Jackson James Maloney might not have been able to cement a State of Origin jumper during last weekend's City-Country match, but his NSW selection is almost assured after another impressive display in front...

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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Stuart gives Hayne an early mark to be fresh for Blues

Jarryd Hayne

Glenn Jackson Perhaps mercifully, Parramatta coach Ricky Stuart allowed Jarryd Hayne the luxury of at least trying to turn his attention to State of Origin a little earlier than expected.

Deja vu Blues: Stuart's men crank it up after Cronk's sin-binning puts Carney in cruise control

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Glenn Jackson THIS was deja vu, just with blue this time. So much of a classic Origin encounter bore resemblances to the first clash of the series.

Bird says Blues are ready to ruffle Maroons' feathers

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21:  Greg Bird of the Blues passes the ball during match one of the ARL State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on May 21, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Glenn Jackson IF YOU had told Greg Bird in 2008, after he had won man-of-the-match honours in a game-one win against Queensland, that the Blues would lose that series, as well as the next three, he would not have...

League

Blues embarrass Gallen with their pace

NSW captain Paul Gallen.

Glenn Jackson Even though Blues skipper Paul Gallen admitted his embarrassment at spending so much of NSW's campaign watching from the sidelines, the time was good for something.

Dugan vows to give it his full 90% for Blues jersey

Josh Dugan

Glenn Jackson HERE'S a rarity - an NRL star who is not able to give 100 per cent. Josh Dugan admits he hasn't got it in him.