Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

Nine teams vying for eight spots just won't go

Glenn Jackson WESTS TIGERS may have to beat the likely minor premiers, Melbourne, in the final round of the premiership to seal a place in the top eight.

League

It's no stretch to say this No.1 holds key to Manly's hopes

Brett Stewart

Glenn Jackson, Michael Chammas It's not quite a case of ''no Stewart, no chance'', but you can't argue with the cold hard facts - Manly have struggled without their star fullback this year like never before.

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League

Testing time for injured Stewart and Carney

Todd Carney

Glenn Jackson, Michael Carayannis Two fitness tests on Friday morning are likely to significantly shape the first semi-final.

League

Sea Eagles ready for physical examination

Anthony Watmough

Glenn Jackson and Michael Chammas Manly coach Geoff Toovey is expecting Friday night's elimination semi-final against Cronulla to be every bit as physical as the Sea Eagles' brutal clash with Sydney Roosters.

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League

Bulldogs nab Kiwis centre to add depth

Glenn Jackson Chase Stanley is set to be the Bulldogs' first back-line signing in the post-Ben Barba era after club officials agreed to terms with the St George Illawarra centre on a two-year deal.

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League

Second time lucky: gamble pays off as Moa comes home to roost

Sam Moa

Glenn Jackson The term one-game wonder could have applied to Sam Moa. But there would have been some significant holes in that description.

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Rugby League

Finals defeat has a silver lining for the fired-up Rabbitohs

Glenn Jackson A fire burns inside Souths halfback Adam Reynolds, one that started a year ago on Sunday.

League

Report on Greenberg to remain in-house

Todd Greenberg

Glenn Jackson The NRL has no plans to release further information from the report that cleared head of football Todd Greenberg and Canterbury over their handling of domestic violence allegations against Ben Barba.

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League

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

Reynolds hungry for chance to go one better

PENRITH, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 24:  Adam Reynolds of the Rabbitohs runs the ball during the round three NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Centrebet Stadium on March 24, 2013 in Penrith, Australia.  (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Glenn Jackson A fire burns inside Souths halfback Adam Reynolds, one which started a year ago on Sunday. On that occasion, Reynolds' best night became his worst one; a hamstring ended his first preliminary final...

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League

Skipper shrugs off suggestions it's last chance time for Manly

Jamie Lyon

Glenn Jackson South Sydney have not won a premiership since 1971, but try telling their opponents on Friday night that the Rabbitohs will be more desperate to win than they are.

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League

The numbers don't lie: Lyon is without peer at the heart of the game

Jamie Lyon

Glenn Jackson He has not played a representative match since 2010, but there appears to be less doubt than there ever has been that Manly's Jamie Lyon is the best centre in the NRL.

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League

Stephen Dank must explain his role in Sandor Earl affair, says Phil Gould

Phil Gould

Glenn Jackson, Michael Chammas Penrith football supremo Phil Gould says it's time for Stephen Dank to disclose the extent of his role in the Sandor Earl saga.

Rugby league

Bunny flop: Freakish Manly turn on show to skin the Rabbits

George Rose

Glenn Jackson Manly love the role of the villain. And so the club which thrives on being despised have ruined the celebrations of South Sydney.

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League

Horo can smell victory after facing the stink of the scrap heap

Justin Horo

Glenn Jackson This time last year, Justin Horo was preparing to play in France. Now, he is preparing to play in a grand final.

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League

Big Sam's jetting off early after finals upset

Sam Burgess

Glenn Jackson Had his Friday night gone more to plan, South Sydney forward Sam Burgess would have been looking to enjoy the grand-final lunch on Thursday, in the final stages of his team's preparations for the...

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League

Stewart deserves to play in grand final, says Burgess

Sam Burgess

Glenn Jackson, Adrian Proszenko Manly back-rower Glenn Stewart has an important backer in his corner as he looks to be cleared for next Sunday's grand final - the player who was felled by him, South Sydney's Sam Burgess.

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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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League

I'll be sweet: Cordner insists he's ready to return for decider

Boyd Cordner

Glenn Jackson He has not played since round 22, and concedes he will not be 100 per cent fit by the final weekend of the season, which all points towards Sydney Roosters back-rower Boyd Cordner becoming one of the...

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League

Friend has been there once - that was enough

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 28:  Jake Friend of the Roosters takes on the defence during the NRL Preliminary Final match between the Sydney Roosters and the Newcastle Knights at Allianz Stadium on September 28, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Glenn Jackson Jake Friend didn't have to think too hard to describe what the Roosters took out of the 2010 grand final.

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