Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

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Socceroo Mat Ryan meets his sporting inspiration, Jarryd Hayne

Daniel Lane  After  testing his nerve and skills in the FIFA World Cup against the likes of Dutch maestro Robin van Persie  and Spanish matador Fernando Torres, Socceroos' goalkeeper Mat Ryan...

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Old heads helping fresh legs at Parramatta

Key man: Parramatta coach Brad Arthur said his senior players, including prop Tim Mannah, were the club's unsung heroes.

Daniel Lane Parramatta coach Brad Arthur hailed the team's senior players as the unsung heroes behind the Eels revival this season, something which before now was widely attributed to the influence of a reved up...

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Chris Lawrence says it'll be a mistake not to stop Wests Tigers errors

Trying times: Chris Lawrence says the Tigers high error rate against Souths was due to players trying too hard.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers centre Chris Lawrence said he and his teammates were well aware that their brilliant start to the season was in danger of unravelling if they do not eliminate the mistakes that plagued...

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Cronulla Sharks chief executive Steve Noyce says NRL territorial draft proposal worth another look

Daniel Lane Cronulla chief executive Steve Noyce said the NRL must revisit the failed 2004 territorial draft proposal to open new sources of junior talent to clubs and ease the poaching that has infuriated teams...

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

Looking at the bigger picture: Keith Galloway.

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...

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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

Legend: Arthur Beetson leads the Roosters to the 1974 premiership.

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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John Hopoate's tough love pays off as sons make their mark

Daniel Lane John Hopoate, father of 10 and an obviously time-stressed individual, offers the same advice – or perhaps warning – to each of his football-playing sons.

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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

Maturity: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has weathered the storm and emerged from the shadow of Sonny Bill Williams to profess the NRL has not seen the best of him yet.

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

Point to prove: Roosters forward Aiden Guerra.

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

Detrimental move: Greg Bird said moving Jarryd Hayne away from fullback would be madness.

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

Born leader: NSW and Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah wants to make a difference in his life after football.

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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