Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

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

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

'State of the Origin'

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

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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...

With Bellamy out, Elliott links with Warriors

Matthew Elliott

Glenn Jackson FROM very early on, following the departure of Brian McClennan, the Warriors made Craig Bellamy their target.

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Top Dog: Greenberg lays down law after mad week

Todd Greenberg

Glenn Jackson BULLDOGS chief executive Todd Greenberg says he's still in charge at Canterbury. Not Des Hasler. Not anyone else.

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,...

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

On-schedule Mick's no hurry Potter

Mick Potter

Glenn Jackson, Brad Walter HE was announced as Wests Tigers coach less than a fortnight ago, yet after taking charge of his first training session with his new club, Mick Potter insisted the pre-season was ''on schedule''.

Galvin shown the door after brutal assault on delivery driver

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Brad Walter, Glenn Jackson PENRITH have sacked under-20s player Jake Galvin for his part in a vicious assault on a 77-year-old Pizza Hut delivery driver.

Willie do it? SBW backed by Tonga

Willie Tonga

Glenn Jackson LIKE many, Willie Tonga will be hoping to watch Sonny Bill Williams's first game, intrigued about how he will take to the task.

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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