Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

Canterbury Bulldogs wonder twins Brett and Josh Morris ready to create more history

Daniel Lane Canterbury's Morris brothers, Josh and Brett, have the opportunity to enter the record books as the code's first siblings to score a hundred tries but the club's history against the Gold Coast means...

William Hopoate's barrister files action against Parramatta

Daniel Lane The barrister acting for Parramatta's William Hopoate filed a statement of claim against  the club in the Supreme Court on Friday to bring an end the protracted...

Luke Lewis hails Michael Ennis for providing Cronulla Sharks with menace

Extra menace: Michael Ennis has added a new dimension to the finals-bound Sharks.

Daniel Lane Cronulla international Luke Lewis says Michael Ennis as the "best buy of the season" and credits the former Canterbury hooker with providing the Sharks with a sharper edge in their assault...

Canterbury Bulldogs centre Tim Lafai shocked by Manly Sea Eagles switch speculation

Staying put: Bulldogs centre Tim Lafai.

Daniel Lane  Canterbury centre Tim Lafai said he had no idea where social media posts that linked him to Manly in 2016 had originated amid the speculation Parramatta centre Will Hopoate could be at the...

Sydney Roosters young gun Jackson Hastings recalls Mitchell Pearce hug as a shock welcome

Daniel Lane When Jackson Hastings joined the Sydney Roosters for the 2014 season the last thing he expected from the club's No.1 halfback Mitchell Pearce was a hug.

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Sydney Roosters' rest policy aimed towards dream NRL finals run

Well rested: Sydney Roosters half Mitchell Pearce.

Daniel Lane  It was a policy that risked offending their opponents but Sydney Roosters halfback Mitchell Pearce described coach Trent Robinson's decision to rest key players over the past few...

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Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves could miss Parramatta match for birth of first child

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 09: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves of the Roosters runs the ball during the round 22 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Sydney Roosters at Hunter Stadium on August 9, 2015 in Newcastle, Australia.  (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Daniel Lane Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has warned his teammates to expect him to do a runner during Saturday's match against Parramatta should he get word that his first child is about to be...

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Rugby league rebel Mark Geyer gives shoulder charge the big don't argue

Mark Geyer.

Daniel Lane Mark Geyer, rugby league's wild child from the 1980s and '90s because of his rough-house style, condemned the latest push for the shoulder charge to return to the NRL after citing the recent death of...

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Parramatta Eels have until Friday to sort out Will Hopoate contract dilemma

Daniel Lane Parramatta has until next Friday to either sort out the ongoing contractual problems with William Hopoate or face a battle in the Supreme Court.

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Newcastle board member John Quayle says Knights will have solid foundation

Fresh approach: John Quayle said recruitment would be in keeping with building a solid foundation.

Daniel Lane As Newcastle start their review into each position in the Knights' football operations this week, board member John Quayle said the club would refer to long-term principles and substance...

William Hopoate's barrister to serve legal papers on Parramatta

Legal action: William Hopoate of the Parramatta Eels.

Daniel Lane The barrister acting for Parramatta centre William Hopoate will serve legal papers to the club on Monday morning as a result of the Eels attempting to change the terms - and the fee -...

Chris Grevsmuhl hoping to repay family with further on-field success for South Sydney Rabbitohs

Proud: Rabbitohs forward Chris Grevsmuhl.

Daniel Lane Chris Grevsmuhl will dedicate Sunday's game for Souths against Penrith to the same people he has since he made his top-grade debut earlier this year – to his mum Nerida and grandmother Coral.

Nelson Mandela fires South Sydney halfback Adam Reynolds to dream and win

Little general: South Sydney playmaker Adam Reynolds.

Daniel Lane  As Souths prepare for Sunday's match against Penrith their halfback Adam Reynolds admitted he has been channelling former South African president Nelson Mandela in the...

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Penrith Panthers fullback Dallin Watene-Zelezniak's season over but slams reports about genetic condition

Daniel Lane Penrith fullback Dallin Watene-Zelezniak said he would be back "hungrier" than ever when he returned next season before slamming a media report that quoted two doctors who...

South Sydney Rabbitohs forward Kyle Turner will add a big body and minutes to title defence

Kyle Turner

Daniel Lane  South Sydney forward John Sutton described the return of Kyle Turner from a serious neck operation as a huge boost for the club as they brace for the serious stage of their premiership title...

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Cronulla Sharks forward Anthony Tupou believes in turning the other cheek

Back in action: Sharks forward Anthony Tupou.

Daniel Lane  While Anthony Tupou's friends still hold a grudge against New Zealand Warriors centre Konrad Hurrell for breaking his jaw last May the Sharks forward said his "being a footballer"...

William Hopoate's manager denies illegal third-party deals

Will Hopoate: Manager denies any improper third-party payment.

Daniel Lane The agent who represents Parramatta player William Hopoate has denied the State of Origin representative is linked to an under-the-table payments scandal involving self-confessed Eels supporter,...

Parramatta Council proposes idea of offering third-party sponsorship to Eels

The Eels are under the spotlight.

Daniel Lane Parramatta Council plans to debate next week the merits of providing third-party sponsorship for the city's NRL team, at a time when its salary cap dealings are under the spotlight because of a...

Manly coach Geoff Toovey believed to have been offered Pacific talent scout role with club

Daniel Lane   Manly is believed to have offered besieged coach Geoff Toovey the role as a club talent scout.

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South Sydney twins Tom and George Burgess making names for themselves without Sam

Daniel Lane Rugged forward Tom Burgess hopes he and his twin, George, are finally being judged on what they bring to the table at Souths, rather than being compared to the feats of older brother Sam, who left...