Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

Warren Ryan and David Morrow suspended by ABC

Daniel Lane The veteran ABC radio commentary team of David Morrow and Warren Ryan were suspended from calling games as their station's management investigates allegations that a racist remark went to air last...

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Semi Radradra too valuable for Eels to lose, says Ken Sio

Daniel Lane Parramatta winger Ken Sio is urging the club’s hierarchy to repel the offers boom flanker Semi Radradra has apparently fielded from overseas rugby union clubs.

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Jarryd Hayne's blistering Origin showing is one for the history books, say Blues

Too hot to handle: Jarryd Hayne was outstanding in game one.

Michael Chammas, Daniel Lane Jarryd Hayne's superhuman performance on Wednesday night is being hailed by his teammates as one of the greatest individual performances in Origin history.

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Jarryd Hayne set to be rested by Eels

Jarryd Hayne

Daniel Lane Parramatta appeared unlikely to include NSW Origin hero Jarryd Hayne in their lineup for Friday night's match against Penrith.

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Manu Ma'u crashes through in debut season with NRL's Parramatta Eels

Hard yards: Parramatta’s Manu Ma’u.

Daniel Lane When Parramatta rookie Manu Ma'u was named to play in the Eels top grade squad at the beginning of the season he promised to give his all for what he called his ''chance'' - and statistics revealed...

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Lessons for NSW in State of Origin triumph by Queensland's nonentities in 1995

Queensland prop Gavin Allen spilled blood for the cause.

Daniel Lane In 1995 and with the Super League war raging, any player aligned to the Rupert Murdoch-backed competition was banned by the establishment from playing in the State of Origin.

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Sacking from Penrith still in Eel of steel Joseph Paulo's mind

Daniel Lane Parramatta forward Joseph Paulo says even though it has been three action-stacked years since he was sent packing from Penrith, he'll be determined to, once again, try to prove a point when he plays...

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Sandor Earl’s name still not on ASADA list

Jan Earl is fed up with the drawn-out ASADA investigation into her son Sandor.

Daniel Lane As Sandor Earl’s mother, Jan, celebrated Mother’s Day with her eldest son in virtual exile, a serious question has surfaced in his peptide case after revelations the former NRL...

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Plan for under-20s league to become midweek rating hit

Daniel Lane It is understood a proposal is being formulated to turn the NRL's under-20s competition into the code's answer to American college football by broadcasting, at the least, one key match during prime...

'Hero' Josh Reynolds proved he'd give right arm for rep jumper

Running on injured: Josh Reynolds in action during last week's City v Country clash in Dubbo.

Daniel Lane Canterbury five-eighth Josh Reynolds proved to members of the City Origin coaching staff in Dubbo last weekend that he was a player who'd literally give his right arm for a representative jumper.

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Daley won't feed Blues babes to the wolves

Lessons from the past: Blues coach Laurie Daley says he won't be rushing young blood into the Origin arena.

Daniel Lane Despite the calls for an overhaul, don't expect NSW coach Laurie Daley to send a team crammed with untried rookies into the Origin series opener because his own experience highlighted the dangers of ...

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Not even singing the Blues can dampen Origin brand - Mal Meninga

League of its own: Queensland coach Mal Meninga says the Maroons' dominance can't harm the Origin brand.

Daniel Lane Queensland coach Mal Meninga, the architect of the Maroons' unprecedented eight consecutive Origin series victories, said that even if his team won its ninth champion's title on the trot it would not...

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No danger of lifting tackles ruining Origin, says Mal Meninga

Daniel Lane Queensland State of Origin coach Mal Meninga has dismissed any notion that the NRL's crackdown on dangerous throws or lifting has the potential to create problems for both teams during the series.

Shake-up on the cards as Blues plot to stop rot

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 16: Mitchell Pearce of the Blues runs with the ball during game two of the ARL State of Origin Series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at Suncorp Stadium on June 16, 2010 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Daniel Lane Through a mix of injury, questionable form and players on the comeback trail, the NSW side sent into battle in the opening match of the State of Origin series on May 28 may be vastly different from...

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Billy Slater under no pressure from Greg Inglis to be Maroons' No.1, says Mal Meninga

He's No.1: Queensland coach Mal Meninga has ended any speculation of Billy Slater losing his spot as Queensland fullback to Greg Inglis.

Daniel Lane Queensland coach Mal Meninga killed any possible speculation about Billy Slater's place in this year's State of Origin series by confirming Slater - and not Greg Inglis - would wear his team's No.

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Golden Boomerang promises return to success

Busy man: Canterbury mental performance coach John Novak.

Daniel Lane John Novak, the mental performance coach at top-of-the-NRL-table Canterbury, has more than enough laurels to stuff a mattress.

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City Origin jumper a career-maker, says coach Brad Fittler

City Origin hope: South Sydney halfback Adam Reynolds.

Daniel Lane Brad Fittler warned any player who ruled himself out of this year's annual City-Country Origin match to realise that he risked forfeiting a representative career.

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Attitude and confidence help Titans to pass tough tests

On top: Mark Minichiello is ready for Wests Tigers.

Daniel Lane Gold Coast forward Mark Minichiello listed defence, attitude, fitness and confidence as the reasons why his Titans had defied their critics to start round eight in fourth position on the premiership...

Grind not age will weary stars says Chris Lawrence

Try time: Chris Lawrence crosses for the Tigers earlier this month.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers centre Chris Lawrence believes the era of the 30-something-year-old first-grader is coming to an end because of the physical demands – and grind – that is required for talented juniors...

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Jason Stevens turns movie prop for Z Unit tribute

Honoured: Former Dragons prop Jason Stevens with surviving Z Special Unit member Mick Dennis.

Daniel Lane Former Australia prop Jason Stevens is writing the screenplay on Mick Dennis, Spencer Walklate and the doomed Operation Copper after receiving funding from the NRL.