Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

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Wests Tigers prop Keith Galloway urges Liam Fulton to put family before footy

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers prop Keith Galloway revealed he had taken teammate Liam Fulton aside and implored for him to accept that his long-term health – and the future of his young family – was a far...

Cronulla Sharks not just team of senior citizens: Noyce

Vintage performers Paul Gallen and Luke Lewis starred for NSW on Wednesday night and will be key members of Cronulla's attempts to turn their season around over the second half of the year.

Daniel Lane Cronulla chief executive Steve Noyce took a swipe at critics of the club's growing number of 30-something players after 30-year-old Michael Ennis was recruited to replace talented 20-year-old Michael...

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Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter has gone from dead man walking to a man in demand

MickPotter

Daniel Lane Last year, as Wests Tigers' season lurched from one disaster to the next, head coach Mick Potter was described as the NRL's dead man walking – now he's on the verge of signing a new deal with...

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Dan Stains takes walk down memory lane to first Origin, Artie Beetson after El Camino de Santiago

Daniel Lane Former Queensland forward Dan Stains, his feet freshly blistered from trekking the 800km El Camino de Santiago pilgrimage through France and Spain, took time out from one of the most enriching...

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Origin critics just made Robbie Farah tougher, says Jeff Fenech

Daniel Lane Former world boxing champion Jeff Fenech credited those people who questioned Robbie Farah's right to have played Origin in 2009 for helping him to develop the toughness the Blues needed to transform...

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Steve Morris gives thumbs up to Dugan but wonders about Hopoate in NSW team

Josh Dugan is put through his paces on Wednesday.

Daniel Lane Steve Morris, a former rugby league international and father of the NSW 'wonder twins' endorsed Josh Dugan as his injured son Josh's replacement in the NSW centres for State of Origin 2 but expressed...

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State of Origin: William Hopoate on cusp of startling comeback

William Hopoate working out during his Mormon missionary in Queensland.

Daniel Lane William Hopoate, a Mormon missionary up until a few months ago, is expected to prove the Lord helps those who help themselves when the NSW State of Origin team is named on Tuesday.

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Liam Fulton's career could be knocked out by concussion blows

Concern: Liam Fulton is treated on the pitch on Sunday.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers chief executive Grant Mayer said his club would ensure Liam Fulton, who suffered his fourth concussion of the season last weekend, received the most comprehensive medical advice before...

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Jared Waerea-Hargreaves building to something special

Daniel Lane Sydney Roosters fans ought to realise Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, he of the booming post match belly laugh and full-throttled hit-ups, was doing everything possible to ensure their kingdom won't crumble...

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Aiden Guerra prepares for a wild storm in NRL match against Melbourne

Daniel Lane While Melbourne would be without superstars Billy Slater and Cooper Cronlk for Sunday's match, Sydney Roosters forward Aiden Guerra said he'd planned to use the trip to Victoria to demonstrate why he...

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Greg Bird wants Jarryd Hayne to soar from fullback

Daniel Lane NSW Origin enforcer Greg Bird warned it'd be madness for the Blues' brains trust to play star fullback Jarryd Hayne out of position in Sydney - a game that could finally end Queensland's eight-year...

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Robbie Farah shows the courage to lead without cliches

Daniel Lane Robbie Farah has proved on countless occasions he is one of rugby league's most clever – and tenacious – hookers, but this week he displayed a courage and conviction that suggested he...

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Sam Burgess lives in the present to provide South Sydney purpose

Focused: Sam Burgess says he is only thinking of the Rabbitohs at the moment.

Daniel Lane South Sydney forward Sam Burgess makes it clear he is focused on seeing his job through for the Rabbitohs, despite the excitement of the challenge that awaits him to make next year's England rugby...

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James Tedesco's decision to stay with Tigers was luck, not fox cunning, says Grant Mayer

Staying in NSW: Tedesco.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers chief executive Grant Mayer  insisted "dumb luck" rather than coercion was why James Tedesco  initiated the round 13 'get out' clause to break his agreement with Canberra.

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Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah calls for NRL to end get-out rule despite James Tedesco re-signing

Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah is pleased James Tedesco is sticking around.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah questioned the NRL having a rule that allowed players to back out of contracts before round 13 of each season even though it enabled his club to retain...

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James Tedesco to stay at Wests Tigers despite signing with Canberra Raiders

Hot property: Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers chief executive Grant Mayer says the club did not prompt James Tedesco to renege on his lucrative deal with Canberra.

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Ben Te'o looks for a change to help heal hurt after tough year

Daniel Lane South Sydney and Queensland State of Origin enforcer Ben Te'o revealed how hard it had been for him to deal with the "hurt" he'd carried since he was accused by a Brisbane woman of physically...

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Sydney Roosters' deal with Central Coast gives weight to Bears' NRL bid

Greg Florimo.

Daniel Lane Greg Florimo, the chief executive of the Central Coast Bears' bid to join an expanded NRL competition, said the deal that aligned the region to the Sydney Roosters highlighted the need for its own...

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State of Origin: players want NRL stopped for three weeks

Punishing: Origin players are hard pressed to back up for their club sides in the same week.

Brad Walter, Roy Ward and Daniel Lane A delegation of players from every club will next week tell NRL chiefs of their concerns about the scheduling of Origin matches, and some NSW and Queensland stars want the premiership to be put on...

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South Sydney Rabbitohs need Sam Burgess to recapture 2013 form

Sam Burgess is the centre of the Dragons attention at the SCG.

Daniel Lane Former Canterbury hardman Peter Kelly says Souths need rugby-bound Sam Burgess to tap into last season’s form to help keep their premiership dream alive.