Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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


Daley fires back after Maroons cry foul

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...

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.

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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Gallen not upset by singing Maroons

Paul Gallen

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,...


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


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.

Bashful Meninga bounced from bar


Chris Barrett, Glenn Jackson, Adrian Proszenko Queensland coach Mal Meninga was asked to leave a bar in Brisbane on Tuesday night while celebrating the birthdays of Maroons stars Billy Slater and Cameron Smith.

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Morris on alert for Inglis to cut loose

Josh Morris

Glenn Jackson NSW centre Josh Morris is expecting to be busier in Wednesday night's second Origin than he was in the first encounter.

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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.

Daley stokes flames

Laurie Daley.

Glenn Jackson NSW coach believes Maroons' highlighting of perceived illegal ruck tactics a sign of desperation.

State of Origin

Farah heads back into the fray expecting special treatment

Robbie Farah.

Glenn Jackson He has suffered head knocks in the past two State of Origins, and now NSW hooker Robbie Farah said he was expecting Queensland to target him as a result at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday night.

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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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Origin sin bin for fights is here to stay

Greg Bird

Glenn Jackson Referees boss Daniel Anderson says he sees no reason the NRL's stance on fighting should be softened amid mounting criticism and the concession by him that the sin-binning of Greg Bird and Brent...

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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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Why not enjoy a great codeshare journey?


Glenn Jackson HAVE we seen a fortnight like it? Perhaps not since 2000. Now, in the same postcode, rugby union will get its game 12 years in the making, rugby league its contest seven years in the making …...

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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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Hoff to play roadblock to Thaiday's speed bump

Ryan Hoffman

Glenn Jackson NSW five-eighth James Maloney doesn't need a bodyguard, but he will get some help when he inevitably comes face-to-face with Queensland forward Sam Thaiday in the State of Origin decider on Wednesday.


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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