Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

League chaos as the Sharks go to ground

Glenn Jackson Like a bee to honey, controversy has a habit of finding rugby league around the time of a big match.

Rugby League

Sharks up in arms with former trainer

Cronulla Sharks logo

Brad Walter and Glenn Jackson Cronulla players and officials believe former head trainer Trent Elkin has informed the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency about the drug and supplements program which was in place during his time...

Sharks bid to save skin but risk legal battle with players


Glenn Jackson The split between Cronulla's players and its board, which is already widening following the mass departure of five key staff, has been illustrated further by the club's decision to engage prominent...

Sharks in crisis as coach sidelined

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 05:  Shane Flanagan who will be the sharks head coach in 2011 on the sideline during the round 13 NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Cronulla Sharks at Sydney Football Stadium on June 5, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Craig Golding/Getty Imag101639800.jpg

Glenn Jackson The Cronulla Sharks stood on the brink of collapse on Friday as the Australian Crime Commission investigation into drugs in sport, and the ensuing Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority scrutiny,...

'Flannos in, boardies out': fans rally behind Sharks


Glenn Jackson Liz McGee watched Cronulla play live for the first time on July 9, 1967, the club's first season in the NSWRL premiership.

'Tears of blood': Veteran official agonises over Sharks' plight


Glenn Jackson Bob Abbott, a founding administrator of Cronulla, said other officials would be "weeping tears of blood" over the club's handling of the drug allegations being aimed against the Sharks.

Sharks stay focused as interviews approach

Cronulla players re-group after their fourth consecutive loss to the Bulldogs on Sunday.

Glenn Jackson With defeat coming on the eve of the interview process with ASADA beginning, Shane Flanagan's frustrations have bubbled over, with the Cronulla coach bemoaning that he is ''sick of talking about...

Sharks confirm ASADA interviews terminated

Pics show a tribute sign at the Sharkies leagues club re the death of ceo Steve Rogers...  Ben Rushton/bgr  January 4 2006 SPECIALX 00000

Glenn Jackson Cronulla officials have confirmed that the planned ASADA interviews with Sharks players had been terminated.

Newcastle pact sets twitchy Sharks on road to success

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19:  Ben Ross #10 of the Sharks celebrates with team mates Andrew Fifita (R) and Jeff Robson (L) after scoring a try during the round 10 NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Canberra Raiders at Sharks Stadium on May 19, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Glenn Jackson Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan says the Sharks feel normal again. And what is normal for the Sharks, at least given the quality of the roster, is for them to be winning football games.

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Carney leads Sharks to win as selection date looms

Todd Carney

Glenn Jackson After his final attempt to secure a NSW jumper for game one of the State of Origin series, Cronulla five-eighth Todd Carney maintained he would be better for having played in last year's ultimately...

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Rejects star as Sharks fend off fightback

Andrew Fifita.

Glenn Jackson A NSW reject and a Wests Tigers reject came up with the key plays when it counted; Cronulla five-eighth Todd Carney had a hand in just about everything – the only crucial play he could not...

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Sharks snap up Ayshford as Tigers focus on securing young stars

Blake Ayshford

Glenn Jackson With Blake Ayshford's exit to Cronulla easing Wests Tigers' salary cap pressures, the club hopes to find out swiftly whether it will hold onto its stars old and new - five-eighth Benji Marshall and...

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Gallen injury not serious, says Sharks coach


Glenn Jackson Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan has no issues with skipper Paul Gallen's involvement in a charity boxing event and maintained he expected the Test and Origin forward to be back when the squad resumes...

Sharks double membership despite turmoil

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Glenn Jackson During a season in which their very survival has been questioned, Cronulla have managed to double their membership.

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Sharks snare Lewis on four-year deal

Luke Lewis, Panthers

Glenn Jackson Cronulla have won the race for Penrith's representative forward and deposed captain Luke Lewis.

Sharks sweating on Gallen after missing the point

Paul Gallen

Glenn Jackson CRONULLA'S inability to win without Paul Gallen was exacerbated by speculation that the Sharks skipper faces further time on the sidelines with an abdominal strain.

Manly left floundering as Sharks net their first points of season

Sharks v Manly

Glenn Jackson We are told that rugby league is a great leveller. Praised just about every day of the first three weeks of the season, Manly players will wake this morning feeling around for a significant chink in...

The Sharks' tale: how Cronulla came together to climb the ladder

29TH APRIL 2012- SPORT- STORY LEE GASKIN - THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.Canberra Raiders v Cronulla Sharks at Canberra Stadium, Bruce.  Sharks players, Todd Carney and Jeff Robson celebrate after scoring a try.

Glenn Jackson EVERY story is meant to have the ''who, what, when where and how'' elements. Which means this Sharks' tale has been missing one key ingredient so far.


Storm chasers: Sharks show they have measure of title pace-setters


Glenn Jackson Even through their six-match winning streak, which was abruptly ended by South Sydney last week, Cronulla were always waiting for this one to really prove a point.


Carney provides missing link for Sharks to turn metres into points

Todd Carney

Glenn Jackson When Todd Carney signed with Cronulla he knew exactly what was needed - him.