Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane is a sports reporter and video journalist with Fairfax Media.

Jarryd Hayne has the athleticism to make the NFL grade says San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick

Daniel Lane and Michael Chammas San Francisco 49ers quarterback  Colin Kaepernick said he has been amazed by the athleticism of former NRL superstar Jarryd Hayne in the formative stages of his bid to secure a berth on the...

Why Wests Tigers lock Martin Taupau is a guardian angel with aggro

Mighty Marty: Wests Tigers Martin Taupau.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers forward says the aggressive demeanour he displays during a game is partly due to his role as a guardian angel for the youngest line-up in the NRL.

Pat Richards won't take birth certificate to Wests Tigers contract negotiations

Match-winner: Wests Tigers winger Pat Richards is tackled by Eels centre Ryan Morgan on Monday.

Daniel Lane  Off-contract Wests Tigers winger Pat Richards said his age - he's 33 - shouldn't be a factor in any dealings he'll have with the club's management when he tries to strike a new deal with them.

Canterbury Bulldogs great George Peponis says referee standards are driving fans crazy

'People are being absolutely frustrated': George Peponis

Daniel Lane George Peponis, one of Canterbury's favourite sons and head of the NSWRL, wants the Bulldogs supporters who hurled missiles at match officials after their team's Good Friday loss to South Sydney...

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Wests Tigers halfback Luke Brooks stresses importance of keeping Balmain juniors

Luke Brooks says the Balmain juniors have been a breeding ground for a lot of talent.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers halfback Luke Brooks urged the code's hierarchy to do everything possible to ensure the Balmain junior competition survived as a separate entity amid fears the end was nigh for the...

Greg Inglis expected to return to five-eighth for rattled Rabbitohs

Set to fill in: Greg Inglis receievs attention on Friday night.

Daniel Lane  South Sydney coach Michael Maguire will consider using Greg Inglis at five eighth to bridge the void left by Adam Reynolds who could be sidelined for up to five months after the accidental -...

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Bill Harrigan says James Graham behaved worse than Josh Dugan and other bad boys

Not happy: James Graham reacts to referee Gerard Sutton during Friday's match.

Daniel Lane  Former referee Bill Harrigan described the image of Canterbury captain James Graham berating match official Gerard Sutton in the dying stages of the Bulldogs dramatic Good Friday loss to Souths...

Sydney Roosters skipper Mitchell Pearce credits authenticity and pain for captaincy success

Driven by disappointment: Mitchell Pearce said the Roosters were seeking to erase the pain of last year's finals.

Daniel Lane Sydney Roosters skipper Mitchell Pearce admitted in the lead-up to his team's Easter Sunday match against bogey team Cronulla, that  the disappointment of failing to defend their premiership...

Wests Tigers centre Chris Lawrence wants his side to eliminate minor errors against Parramatta

Growing pains: Chris Lawrence said the young Wests Tigers needed to learn from their mistakes.

Daniel Lane With over 150 NRL games and six Tests for Australia, Chris Lawrence knows the areas where teams need to improve so he's implored his young Wests Tigers teammates to eliminate their "error patches"...

Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco won't let Origin snub affect his club form

Staying focused: James Tedesco.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers duo Chris Lawrence and Luke Brooks are adamant James Tedesco won't be rattled in the lead-up to Easter Monday's match against Parramatta by NSW coach Laurie Daley's revelation he wasn't...

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Sydney Roosters forward Boyd Cordner expects frustrated Cronulla Sharks to have bite

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Daniel Lane Sydney Roosters forward Boyd Cordner conceded Cronulla might choose to take out any frustration they feel about allegedly not receiving the same level of support from their club to fight doping...

The Emperor plans to strike back: Denis Fitzgerald to run for Parramatta board

Daniel Lane Former Parramatta chief executive Denis Fitzgerald, who ran the Eels for 30 years before he was voted out of office in 2009, will run against the board he helped put in power two years ago to depose...

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Wests Tigers can have Leichhardt Oval for a steal if they commit to playing there

Rich history: Tigers fans at Leichhardt Oval in 2004.

Adrian Proszenko and Daniel Lane Wests Tigers will have the opportunity to play at Leichhardt Oval at practically no cost if they are prepared to provide a long-term commitment to the venue.

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Canterbury star Moses Mbye hopes Bulldogs halves don't play for NSW Blues in State of Origin

Big chance: Canterbury young gun Moses Mbye is keen to impress.

Daniel Lane Forget club over country, Moses Mbye, the 21-year-old compared to superstar Johnathan Thurston, has pushed state over self.

Parramatta Eels directors at war in Supreme Court in ugly lead-up to club elections

Leading a rival group: Lawrence Shepherd.

Chris Barrett and Daniel Lane The upcoming Parramatta election shapes as being as ugly as any in their tumultuous recent history, with a director leading the opposition ticket against the current board heading to the Supreme...

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Canterbury recruit Brett Morris in frame for Origin fullback role but still learning club moves

In good company: Canterbury’s Brett Morris (right) with brother Josh.

Daniel Lane Canterbury fullback Brett Morris is being pushed as a candidate for the NSW State of Origin team’s No.

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Vale Terry Fearnley, a man's man and gentleman until the end

Legend of the game: Terry Fearnley, pictured with Ricky Stuart in 2012.

Daniel Lane Terry Fearnley, the first coach to take NSW to a State of Origin series win in 1985, has passed away at the age of 81.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs hero Mick Robinson just the man to help NRL boss David Smith

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Daniel Lane At a time when the NRL has been accused of lacking ‘‘league’’ men, David Smith could do worse than engage the likes of Mick Robinson - the forgotten hero of Souths’...

Parramatta's Brad Arthur believed to be on Manly hit list

In demand: Eels coach Brad Arthur.

Daniel Lane  Parramatta's Brad Arthur is believed to be one of several coaches on a list drawn up by Manly who are said to be considering a replacement for Sea Eagles incumbent Geoff Toovey.

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves' heart didn't need to be shown the money

Once a Rooster: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves realised what the tri-colours mean to him.

Daniel Lane  In between heaving gut-busting amounts of weights over the summer and following the kind of diet that made Tarzan lord of the jungle, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves appreciated how much the Sydney...