Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

Bellamy preparing for GI assault when Storm meet Souths

Greg Inglis

Glenn Jackson Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy will prepare his squad to face its former Clive Churchill medallist, now South Sydney fullback Greg Inglis, on Friday night.

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Kidwell homeward bound after cutting Storm ties

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 26: Brett Finch (R) ,wearing a head bandage, reacts next to assistant coach David Kidwell during a Melbourne Storm training session at Gosch's Paddock on March 26, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

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Glenn Jackson The NRL's coaching merry-go-round is continuing elsewhere with Melbourne's highly-regarded assistant David Kidwell confirming he will return to Sydney next year due to family reasons.

Rugby League

Manly in Storm warning

Caught: Manly's George Rose is tackled but the Sea Eagles still had too many guns for the Storm.

Glenn Jackson Sea Eagles leave it late to claim a major scalp but pick off Storm.

League

Widdop return gives Storm renewed hope

Gareth Widdop

Glenn Jackson As Melbourne steel themselves with the realisation they will have to defend their premiership the hard way, via three sudden-death games, the return of five-eighth Gareth Widdop has given the Storm...

South Sydney Rabbitohs beat Melbourne Storm in NRL finals series

Sam Burgess

Glenn Jackson A hoodoo is broken and South Sydney's stumble is righted swiftly. The Rabbitohs might have missed out on first place but they are still the first side into the penultimate weekend, courtesy of their...

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Hasler to face Storm again

NRL finals

Glenn Jackson For the third time in six seasons, Des Hasler will face his old foe Craig Bellamy on rugby league's biggest stage.

Sea Eagles' premiership defence washed away by Storm

Billy Slater

Glenn Jackson WHO can take this one away from Melbourne? We shall find out tonight, but it will take some effort to topple the form team of the finals series so far.

Barba was almost sent to Storm

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Glenn Jackson HAD it not been for the ominous presence of Billy Slater at Melbourne, Canterbury fullback Ben Barba could have found himself at the Storm.

Rugby League

How the Storm rebuilt after 2010

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 26:  Billy Slater and Ryan Hoffman walk to the bus as Melbourne Storm players prepare to depart Melbourne, bound for Sydney ahead of Sunday's NRL Grand Final, at AAMI Park on September 26, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Glenn Jackson, Sydney No club has consistently turned over as many players as Melbourne has since 2006.

Storm close ranks to enjoy the moment

Ring of confidence

Glenn Jackson IF THE match was for Melbourne's premiership winners akin to the perfect Storm, what came afterwards was surely the perfect circle.

Marshall confident of facing Storm after copping charge

Roosters

Glenn Jackson WESTS TIGERS halfback Benji Marshall is confident he will be cleared to play in next Saturday night's final-round clash with Melbourne after being placed on report in yesterday's loss to Sydney...

Celebrations done, Storm coach set to weigh future

Craig Bellamy

Glenn Jackson PREMIERSHIP coach Craig Bellamy will meet his manager, John Fordham, this week in the first step towards deciding whether his job at Melbourne is done.

Waqa joins list of outs for Storm

Waqa

Glenn Jackson MELBOURNE'S premiership-winning winger Sisa Waqa will be sidelined for up to two months by an injury suffered while in Britain for the World Club Challenge.

Weathering the Storm: Bulldogs plan around Melbourne's triumvirate of power for an uphill battle without Barba

Slater

Glenn Jackson Melbourne don't lose very often. But even rarer are occasions when the Storm lose with Cooper Cronk, Billy Slater and Cameron Smith all in the team.

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Once more with feeling: Storm face old finals foes

Melbourne Storm

Glenn Jackson MELBOURNE coach Craig Bellamy isn't silly enough to claim there will be no emotion in Friday night's preliminary final clash against Manly.

Storm won't rush Cronk for new deal

Cooper Cronk

Glenn Jackson MELBOURNE officials have enough respect for halfback Cooper Cronk that they will resist the temptation to impose any deadlines on a decision surrounding his next contract.

Like father, like sun: storm over for Matai

Steve Matai

Glenn Jackson AS THE rain set in on Dee Why Beach this week, it was hard not to chuckle at the irony. Steve Matai, the Manly centre, wants to paint himself as a changed man, rather than a wild man; a good father...

Storm's Blair faces court on charge of assault

Glenn Jackson MELBOURNE centre Maurice Blair has been charged with assaulting a woman on the Gold Coast, just hours after playing his first match of the season against the Titans.

Salary cap pressures set to force Manu from Storm

Sika Manu

Glenn Jackson AS ONE quality forward dropped out of the player market, another's search for a contract intensified.

Storm lose Nielsen, but O'Neill inks new deal

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03:  Dane Nielsen of the Melbourne Storm in action during the round one NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Melbourne Storm at Canberra Stadium on March 3, 2012 in Canberra, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Glenn Jackson MELBOURNE will focus for now on retention rather than recruitment after the club lost an outside back but held on to another yesterday.