Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

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Kieran Foran: repay blood and love with loyalty clause

Daniel Lane Manly superstar Kieran Foran slammed the commercial reality of the NRL that meant an account's book could result in his teammate and friend Glenn Stewart leaving the Sea Eagles as he urged for...

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Wolfman Williams determined to forget GF howler

2013 NRL Grand Final. 
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles v Sydney Roosters. 2ND HALF. Picture shows Manly player The Wolfman David Williams, right, knocks-on and try is disallowed.
ANZ Stadium, Sydney. 6th October 2013 Photo: JONATHAN CARROLL

Daniel Lane Manly winger David Williams, who had to revisit last year's grand final nightmare in the build-up to Friday night's replay, said he expected to be a target of the Sydney Roosters on Friday night...

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Wests Tigers prop Aaron Woods has plenty of grunt

Aaron Woods got through plenty of work on Friday night against the Rabbitohs.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers forwards coach Steve Roach says former NSW Origin player Aaron Woods lived up to the pre-match plan to take the Rabbitohs pack head on.

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Grant Mayer will rule Liam Fulton out if needed

Concussion break: Liam Fulton may be forced to sit out the round four NRL match against the Warriors.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers chief executive Grant Mayer said he'd have no problem overruling coach Mick Potter and resting Liam Fulton after the back-rower was concussed for the second time in three weeks on Friday...

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Fair go for David Fifita in NRL at Cronulla Sharks

Chance to prove himself: David Fifita is playing for a contract with the Sharks.

Daniel Lane Cronulla chief executive Steve Noyce says David Fifita, the twin of Canterbury-bound enforcer Andrew, still has a future at the Sharks despite his brother's decision to leave the club for a...

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John Hopoate: My son Will rise

John Hopoate and his son Will.

Daniel Lane "Sound, nothing spectacular" but "his best will come" was former international winger John Hopoate's early assessment of how his eldest son William was settling back into top grade football as a...

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William Hopoate tough enough for Manly test, says teammate Jarryd Hayne

Give the man time: Jarryd Hayne has urged league fans to give Will Hopoate time to rediscover his best.

Daniel Lane Parramatta co-captain Jarryd Hayne said his time with new teammate William Hopoate proved that - despite the pressure on him to perform - he had the mental toughness needed to fire.

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Wests Tigers demand compensation to ward off 'cheque-book' rivals

Hot property: Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco has been linked to Canterbury.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers chief executive Grant Mayer warned the NRL that unless his club received compensation in the future for the juniors they developed but were signed elsewhere he'd join the code's ranks of...

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Wests Ashfield CEO Simon Cook says Tigers name won't be replaced by Magpies

No return for the Magpies: club legend Les Boyd.

Daniel Lane Wests Ashfied chief executive Simon Cook has guaranteed that there will be no attempt by his organisation to change the Wests Tigers name to the Magpies.

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Adam Blair says Andrew Fifita will come under intense scrutiny from fans

Under scrutiny: Andrew Fifita's move to Canterbury will put pressure on the prop.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers prop Adam Blair knows all about the pressure of becoming a high-profile signing at a new club and has some advice for Andrew Fifita.

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Liam Fulton accepts dementia could be part of playing league

Concussion fears: Liam Fulton.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers forward Liam Fulton has provided an insight into why the NRL - and its clubs' doctors - need to protect some players from themselves.

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Wests Tigers recruit James Gavet out to make up for lost time

Point to prove: Wests Tigers prop James Gavet.

Daniel Lane If James Gavet lived up to the hope that Canterbury held for the powerful prop when they lured him across the Tasman in 2012, it is possible Andrew Fifita might not have been signed by the Bulldogs...

Parramatta attitude still has Mannah in raptures

Tim Mannah

Daniel Lane Parramatta co-captain Tim Mannah - still sporting a grin after his team's comprehensive opening round win over the Warriors - predicted the Eels would get a better gauge of how they are travelling...

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Cronulla Sharks boss Steve Noyce pleads for NRL and ASADA to release findings

End the waiting game: Sharks boss Steve Noyce wants a resolution to the club's problems.

Daniel Lane Cronulla Sharks chief executive Steve Noyce made an impassioned plea for the NRL and ASADA to put the club - and its players - out of their misery and reveal whatever findings their investigations...

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Parramatta captain says Eels in for tough test against Roosters

Daniel Lane Parramatta co-captain Tim Mannah - still sporting a grin after his team’s comprehensive opening round win over the Warriors - predicted the Eels would get a better gauge of how they're...

Glen Fisiiahi being chased by Bulldogs

The Warriors' Glen Fisiiahi.

Daniel Lane New Zealand Warrior Glen Fisiiahi - aka The Flying Fish - was believed to be the fullback that the Canterbury Bulldogs hoped to lure to their kennel within a matter of weeks.

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Sharks prop Andrew Fifita breaks down after telling teammates of Canterbury Bulldogs switch

Andrew Fifita

Brad Walter, Daniel Lane Test prop Andrew Fifita broke down and cried after Monday night's loss to Gold Coast as he told Cronulla team-mates the reasons he had accepted a four year $3.4 million deal with Canterbury.

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Herman Ene-Purcell exposes flaws in Rugby League's concussion laws

Paul Gallen punches Herman Purcell during their bout on February 19.

Daniel Lane Herman Ene-Purcell, who lost his heavyweight bout to NSW State of Origin skipper Paul Gallen last month, was playing rugby league despite a mandatory 28 day break from boxing because he was...

Cronulla Sharks prodigy Michael Lichaa next on Canterbury Bulldogs' shopping list

Hot property: Michael Lichaa of the Sharks.

Daniel Lane Canterbury are believed to have masterminded a multimillion-dollar raid on Cronulla, with sources at Belmore suggesting the Dogs have snared not only Origin prop Andrew Fifita but also talented young...

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Parramatta Eels lock in Manu Ma'u with new deal

New deal: Manu Ma'u of the Eels.

Daniel Lane Parramatta moved swiftly to lock up their boom rookie forward Manu Ma'u hours before the 25-year-old's five star showing against the New Zealand Warriors by upgrading his contract.