Glenn Jackson

Glenn Jackson

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

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Brave Titans exploit sluggish Roosters defence

Glenn Jackson All of a sudden, Sydney Roosters will face South Sydney for the minor premiership on Friday night after two consecutive losses.

Titans run roughshod over clueless Chooks

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Glenn Jackson When teams talk of mathematical possibilities, it is never a good sign; like a board backing a beleaguered coach.

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Stand-ins leave nothing in reserve to ensure tough day for Titans

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Glenn Jackson For a match that was meant to mean nothing, this match sure proved a lot. You had to look hard to find it but, when you did, the result might just have shown as much about Cronulla as any other in...

Titans pay penalty as Dragons ease pressure … for now

Jamie Soward

Glenn Jackson THIS was certainly not the St George Illawarra of old. But they scratched and fought and, ultimately, won. The pressure will be eased on the team, and their coach, Steve Price.

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Marshall keen to tackle poor form rather than his future

Benji Marshall

Glenn Jackson As Benji Marshall's management waited for a revised offer from Wests Tigers, the five-eighth insisted he was trying to focus on his form rather than his clouded future.

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Toovey focuses on result, not Manly's slide

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 15:  Sea Eagles coach Geoff Toovey looks on during the post match press conference during the round 18 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Manly Sea Eagles at 1300SMILES Stadium on July 15, 2013 in Townsville, Australia.  (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Glenn Jackson The addition to the wins column meant more to Manly coach Geoff Toovey than how the Sea Eagles went about securing their victory - allowing Gold Coast to scramble back into the contest having led...

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From trying times to try time, Stewart shines

Brett Stewart

Glenn Jackson It is not every day you get to surpass an Immortal. But Manly fullback Brett Stewart, in passing Bob Fulton as Manly's second all-time highest try-scorer, has done so.

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Souths vow to unleash road warriors

John Sutton

Glenn Jackson South Sydney wanted a test of their premiership credentials and they will get it: more than 5000 kilometres of travel in the next three rounds - and that's just the start.

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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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Opportunity knocks for Rabbitohs' Keary

Luke Keary

Glenn Jackson South Sydney's fortunes in coming weeks might rest partly on a player who has made just five NRL appearances.

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Hasler, Cartwright slam penalty count

Sam Kasiano

Glenn Jackson Bulldogs coach Des Hasler has expressed his frustrations over the NRL officiating after a staggering 23 penalties were blown in Monday night's loss to the Gold Coast.

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League

Sloppy Bulldogs stagger towards sudden death

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Glenn Jackson If the Bulldogs are to repeat their efforts of last year, and perhaps better them, they will have to do it the hard way.

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Takairangi has no qualms in returning to bite the hand that once fed him

Brad Takairangi

Glenn Jackson After four years at Sydney Roosters, Brad Takairangi could see himself being squeezed. With Sonny Bill Williams joining the club, what he could not see was him in the Roosters' best line-up.

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Tricolours need to lift game for finals: coach

Mitchell Pearce

Glenn Jackson After a performance by his team which was at odds with what most expected, Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson showed he could follow suit. One of league's most affable coaches was cranky.

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League

Mudgee strugglers: Eels cop a bush-whacking

Jamal Idris

Glenn Jackson On a field not used to NRL football, Parramatta looked like a side not used to NRL football. So poor was their performance that coach Ricky Stuart issued them a warning.

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Your call, mate: Smith leaves decision on captaincy to Anasta

Braith Anasta

Glenn Jackson ROOSTERS coach Brian Smith admits he may ''experiment'' with the captaincy over the final rounds of the season - but he appears set to leave a final decision to incumbent Braith Anasta.

Peats has mantra down pat, but dreams of a tatt

Nathan Peats

Glenn Jackson ON THE left side of Nathan Peats's abdomen, a blank canvas awaits a masterpiece. Whether it comes this year or not, Peats has reserved the spot for a premiership tattoo, to join the work on his right...

Bouncing Bunnies can handle heat, says Maguire

Andrew Everingham

Glenn Jackson ASKED yesterday in a space off the dressing rooms at ANZ Stadium whether the Rabbitohs were thriving on the expectations on the club, coach Michael Maguire pointed to what had occurred on the field.

Deserving times call for desperate measures as Tigers need to prove they're play-off worthy

Tim Sheens

Glenn Jackson IF A call to arms is what Wests Tigers need, a call to arms is what they will get. Wests Tigers coach Tim Sheens yesterday declared his team would not deserve to make the finals should they succumb...

Souths leave old mentality behind

Michael Maguire

Glenn Jackson SOUTH SYDNEY players used to occasionally be so overcome with the thought of winning a match that they celebrated like they had won a grand final.