Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

Gallen not upset by singing Maroons

Glenn Jackson, Steve Mascord THEY have won seven consecutive State of Origin series and predictably dominated the national squad - and on Saturday night the Queenslanders managed to hijack the Australian victory celebrations,...

Meninga backs his Maroons to rebound

Mal Meninga.

Glenn Jackson So Queensland are what Queensland are not used to; down. But coach Mal Meninga, while stressing that the Maroons had "a bit of work to do" in order to continue their winning streak, maintained his...

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League

Daley fires back after Maroons cry foul

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 20:   Blues coach Laurie Daley (L) talks to Luke Lewis (R) during a NSW Blues State of Origin training session at Coogee Oval on June 20, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Glenn Jackson NSW coach Laurie Daley says Queensland's decision to highlight perceived illegal tactics at the ruck is a sign of desperation by the Maroons, and lays bare the pressure they are under for Wednesday...

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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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Maroons in box seat for decider

Greg Inglis.

Glenn Jackson, Brisbane Backs to the wall has never been a particularly fun place for anyone playing Queensland to be.

League

Hayne ready for Maroons in Melbourne

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15:  Jarryd Hayne of the Blues looks on during the New South Wales Blues Origin team photo at Panthers on May 15, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Glenn Jackson While Blues coach Ricky Stuart has made his displeasure clear about travelling to Melbourne for game one of another crucial State of Origin series for NSW, Jarryd Hayne can see the brighter side.

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...

Train in vain: Taylor sends a message to Mal and Maroons

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Glenn Jackson IN HIS regular conversations with Dave Taylor over the past few days, since he was cut by Queensland, South Sydney coach Michael Maguire knew his star player understood how best to respond.

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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Johns the eighth Immortal

Andrew Johns

Glenn Jackson ANDREW JOHNS' grace on the field was matched by a humility off it, after he was named rugby league's eighth Immortal last night. ''I'm lost for words,'' Johns said.

League

Sheens endorsed for full-time gig

Tim Sheens

Glenn Jackson THE prospect of a full-time Australian rugby league coach - which garnered the support yesterday of NSW captain Paul Gallen - will be put to the ARL Commission during discussions as to whether Tim...

League

Te'o rejects claim he assaulted woman

A woman who claims to have been assaulted by NRL players.

Glenn Jackson The NRL's integrity unit is investigating claims by a Brisbane woman that she was assaulted by South Sydney's Queensland forward Ben Te'o last month.

Maloney stays calm under pressure

Maloney

Glenn Jackson James Maloney would love to take the credit for providing the calm in Mitchell Pearce's game. Yet the Roosters five-eighth, now the NSW five-eighth, is not sure he can.

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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

'I'll be fine': Thurston confident virus won't ruin his record run

Johnathan Thurston

Glenn Jackson Early Sunday morning, Johnathan Thurston was considered to be in some doubt for Origin I, having missed training and been quarantined from his teammates.

League

Youngsters take on Maroon tinge

Laurie Daley

Glenn Jackson Rugby league can be a small world. After his NSW squad trained against the Cronulla under 20s outfit at Kogarah on Sunday, Laurie Daley asked about the young half who had played the role of...

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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No more Gallen in defeat, this series is one for the ageing

Paul Gallen

Glenn Jackson Paul Gallen can see the end. Of Queensland's streak, but also of his own relentless role in it all. He can see a time when, instead of throwing his body into a group of Queensland forwards, he is...

State of Origin

No more Gallen in defeat, this series is one for the ageing

Paul Gallen

Glenn Jackson Paul Gallen can see the end. Of Queensland’s streak, but also of his own relentless role in it all. He can see a time when, instead of throwing his body into a group of Queensland forwards, he is...

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Rugby League

It's Blue blood, at last

Jarryd Hayne scores a try.

Glenn Jackson Laurie Daley's side has put itself in the best position to win an Origin series since 2008.