Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

'State of the Origin'

Victorian Sport Minister cannot wait for special game between Queensland and ... New Zealand

Glenn Jackson It's rugby league's showpiece, and high-ranked Victorians have made no secret that they want more of it. Yet how much do they know about State of Origin?

'He'll always be a Maori. But New Zealand should have moved faster'

Kangaroo player James Tamou. Kangaroo's will be playing  against NZ in Auckland on Friday night. Holiday Inn, Sydney. 16th April, 2012. Photo: Kate Geraghty

Glenn Jackson FOR two straight days, the calls were coming at all hours. At midnight, when James Tamou knew his mother would be awake.

League

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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Move to Bulldogs is a happy homecoming for Chase Stanley

Chase Stanley.

Glenn Jackson He has had two stints at St George Illawarra and one at Melbourne, but Chase Stanley still feels like he has gone home, having now made the move to the Bulldogs.

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League

'I've got to weigh up all my options'

Benji Marshall

Glenn Jackson Having been loyal to Wests Tigers throughout his career, Benji Marshall says he will decide on his future based on what is ''best for me and my family''.

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League

League unveils pathways shake-up

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Glenn Jackson A revamp of the second-tier competitions, with a national championship at the end of the season, under the NRL umbrella, are the expected outcomes from a landmark review into rugby league's pathways.

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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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League

Facing team he loved, enforcer is all business

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves

Glenn Jackson Jared Waerea-Hargreaves will face the team he never wanted to leave in Sunday's grand final.

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Blood brothers geared up for the biggest fight of their lives

The NRL Grand Final Lunch. Kieran Foran from Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and Mitchell Pearce from the Sydney Roosters. SPORT photo: Marco Del Grande on Ocyober 3, 2013

Glenn Jackson THEY used to oppose each other back then, of course. While Mitchell Pearce and Kieran Foran have long been drawn to each other by a shared love of the game, they were also - in their early years -...

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League

Last chance for World Cup win spurs old firm

Paul Gallen

Glenn Jackson The past and the future will be motivating the Australians in the World Cup. The Kangaroos' core players have never won the trophy - and realise that if they do not succeed this year, they never will.

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Marshall checking out lie of the land at possible new home in Auckland

Benji Marshall

Glenn Jackson, Adrian Proszenko Wests Tigers five-eighth Benji Marshall is making a flying visit to Auckland to view Super Rugby outfit the Blues' training facilities and meet with club powerbrokers.

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Thurston on quest to add World Cup to trophies

Johnathan Thurston in action.

Glenn Jackson He can do anything that Johnathan Thurston, but has he done it all?

League

Inglis 'all good' despite limping out of Kiwi clash

Greg Inglis.

Glenn Jackson, Brad Walter Greg Inglis put a scare through South Sydney on Friday night when he aggravated an old hip problem during the Test in Canberra, but South Sydney officials believe he is unlikely to miss any football...

League

Second-half jump start gets Kangaroos home

Morris

Glenn Jackson Australia were simply stronger when and where it counted. Their key players stepped up when they needed to, with a Test match on the line.

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McKendry played on with broken neck

McKendry

Glenn Jackson Penrith front-rower Sam McKendry played 14 minutes of Monday night's match against Parramatta with a broken neck.

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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.

Conflicting stories of a fateful night

Nine News

Glenn Jackson, Marissa Calligeros and Donna Page Police are called to Corey Norman's home in the early hours of Sunday morning, April 21. Three NRL footballers are said to have been locked out of the home by a woman who would later claim one of...

A proud dad, and the amazing Wagga Wagga link to Steve Mortimer

Steve Mortimer

Glenn Jackson From one family to another, Bruce Castle said he was ''exceedingly proud'' of his daughter Raelene's achievement, in becoming Canterbury's new chief executive.

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Broadcast rights might not be sealed before old deal runs dry

Dragons TV composite

Glenn Jackson NOW the ARL Commission is approaching what is being termed the ''struggle'' stage of the broadcast rights negotiations, chairman John Grant has raised the prospect of no new deal being signed by the...