Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

League

Roosters down Knights, proving a point to Rabbitohs

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 28: Sonny-Bill Williams of the Roosters shapes to pass during the round 20 Holden Cup match between the Newcaslte Knights and the Sydney Roosters at Hunter Stadium on July 28, 2013 in Newcastle, Australia.  (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Glenn Jackson Sydney Roosters might not be quite outplaying South Sydney at the moment but, having recorded their fifth win in succession, are taking the minor premiership battle - as well as perhaps the major one...

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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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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.

Dragons bring back the fire to put Knights to the sword

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Glenn Jackson FOR two groups of players who have been coached by Wayne Bennett, it was the bunch who had been with him longest which beat the latest - once again.

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Williams faces ban, but high shot causes confusion

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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,...

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Sonny Bill on report after high shot on ex-teammate

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Glenn Jackson Premiership winners together in 2004, the gloves came off for Sonny Bill Williams and Willie Mason on Sunday.

All Stars' future is bright, despite concept being put on hold, says Inglis

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Glenn Jackson Greg Inglis has backed the decision to shelve the All Stars match next year - while also maintaining that the concept would not be scrapped altogether on his watch.

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Snowden gone for season after pleading guilty to shoulder charge

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Glenn Jackson Kade Snowden's NRL season is over after the Newcastle prop accepted a seven-match ban for the shoulder charge that left North Queensland hooker Ray Thompson with a broken jaw.

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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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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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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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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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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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First blow for Daley as Gidley hit by injury

Kurt Gidley

Glenn Jackson Laurie Daley's first camp as NSW coach was just a few hours old when he suffered his first major setback: the withdrawal of bench utility Kurt Gidley due to a foot injury.

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Happy habit of beating the best leaves Furner flapping for answer

David Furner

Glenn Jackson COACHES are generally prepared for any question. Canberra coach David Furner, under pressure at various times this season, is no different. But one question yesterday had him scrambling.

Deserving times call for desperate measures as Tigers need to prove they're play-off worthy

Tim Sheens

Glenn Jackson IF A call to arms is what Wests Tigers need, a call to arms is what they will get. Wests Tigers coach Tim Sheens yesterday declared his team would not deserve to make the finals should they succumb...

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.

SBW to put up a fight after signing

Sonny Bill Williams

Glenn Jackson AFTER all the debate and intrigue - and most recently the injury - Sonny Bill Williams is set to be formally unveiled as Sydney Roosters' marquee signing on Tuesday.

Mattiske affirms disdain for cross-code sharing

interim NRL CEO Shane Mattiske with at The Australian Rugby League unveiling of its five year game plan for the future of rugby league and also the unveiling of its new NRL logo.
Photography Brendan Esposito
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Glenn Jackson INTERIM NRL chief executive Shane Mattiske on Friday maintained his administration had not overreacted over Danny Buderus's bid to join the coaching staff of the ACT Brumbies.

Tigers close door on Marshall move to Japanese rugby

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Glenn Jackson Wests Tigers chief executive Stephen Humphreys has slammed the door on any attempt by star playmaker Benji Marshall to seek a release to play in Japan, saying: "Let me put your minds at rest.

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