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.

NRL boss Dave Smith wants to double club memberships by 2017

David Smith

Glenn Jackson NRL boss Dave Smith has outlined his plan to double club membership numbers by 2017 as part of what he has called a ''massive cultural shift'' across the code.

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Old injury forces Wests Tigers rookie Luke Brooks to take slow road to top

Luke Brooks

Glenn Jackson Wests Tigers have even more reason to take a softly-softly approach with young halfback Luke Brooks; a stress fracture in his back - courtesy of an old cricket injury - will disrupt his first...

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No guarantees for ex-Raider Sam Williams at St George Illawarra Dragons

Sam Williams

Glenn Jackson Sam Williams left a club where the expectations were high and the list of competitors for his position long for a another where he is sure to feel similar pressures.

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Blake Ferguson turns to Islam en route to redemption

Blake Ferguson

Glenn Jackson Blake Ferguson appears to be taking a road to rehabilitation and redemption via Islam.

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Benji Marshall gutted he can't play alongside young gun Luke Brooks

Benji Marshall

Glenn Jackson Benji Marshall says one of his major regrets in leaving Wests Tigers is not being able to play alongside halfback Luke Brooks more often.

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Jason King comes to the end of his clerkship at lawyers

Jason King

Glenn Jackson When NRL players say they are looking forward to returning for off-season training, the words are generally spoken with a degree of trepidation.

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Luke Lewis expected back in March after surgery this week

Luke Lewis.

Glenn Jackson Cronulla face losing forward Luke Lewis for the first month of next season and potentially longer after the NSW and Australian star underwent a shoulder reconstruction on Thursday.

Josh Dugan on off-season odyssey to maturity for St George Illawarra

Josh Dugan.

Glenn Jackson Some might say this story has been written before. The statements by Josh Dugan that he is ready to make good on his talent, to curb his habit of throwing his potential away, how he is feeling as...

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Dragons out to atone for unlucky '13

MERCURY. NEWS. Pics of Dragons training. pic of Ben Creagh. pic by sylvia liber. 15 July 2013. job number 00120927

Glenn Jackson As the grand final winners and losers return to the training paddock, so too do season 2013's also-rans

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson eyes back-to-back premierships

Trent Robinson

Glenn Jackson On day one of Sydney Roosters' 2014 campaign, as the defending premiers, coach Trent Robinson wasted no time telling his players that their grand final victory was far from the end of what he has...

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Blake Ferguson credits boxing for turnaround as he fights for NRL return

Blake Ferguson

Glenn Jackson Whether he actually steps into the ring on Wednesday week remains a subject of debate, but footballer-turned-boxer-turned-footballer-hopeful Blake Ferguson remains convinced that his fighting career...

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NRL may centralise video reviews in non-panic room

Tony Archer.

Glenn Jackson NRL officials have been given a look at what could be the future of the rugby league officiating – and they like what they saw.

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Wests Tigers' Tim Moltzen has a midyear target to play again after a knee fracture

Tim Moltzen

Glenn Jackson Having fractured his skull as a 17-year-old, Tim Moltzen doesn't see his latest break as his greatest injury setback.

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Brad Arthur keeps Will Hopoate fresh for assault on Auckland Nines

Will Hopoate

Glenn Jackson They waited two years to get him, so another week surely won't matter much; having been left out of Parramatta's squad for the Eels' first pre-season trial – against Wests Tigers in Alice Springs on...

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Peter Sharp to coach Cronulla for now as club board vows to fight sanctions

Peter Sharp

Glenn Jackson Peter Sharp will be Cronulla’s coach at least until officials have some finality around Shane Flanagan’s future after a landmark board meeting on Thursday night, which also saw the club reiterate its...

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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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As Ian Schubert steps down, NRL shifts salary cap responsibility to integrity unit

Ian Schubert, NRL Salary Cap Auditor in  The Entertainment Quarter car park , Moore Park.    23 April 2010. 
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Glenn Jackson The end of an era ushers in the dawn of a new one. After long-time salary-cap auditor Ian Schubert steps down, the NRL's integrity unit will oversee the policing of the cap next year and into the...

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Timeline: How it all unfolded

Glenn Jackson A timeline in the ASADA investigation into drugs in sport.

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Michael Maguire leaves no stone unturned to make it year of the Rabbits

Michael Maguire

Glenn Jackson The rapid-fire enthusiasm that seems permanently attached to Michael Maguire's speech doesn't even disappear for a moment.

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