Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

South Sydney forward Ben Lowe ready to manage his own future

Daniel Lane Souths forward Ben Lowe is about to wear his other rugby league cap -  that of football player manager - and his client is demanding that he strikes the best possible deal with the South Sydney...

Manly Sea Eagles utility Feleti Mateo urges young Polynesians to find their voice

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 20: Feleti Mateo of the Sea Eagles looks on during the round 3 NRL match between the Manly Warringhah Sea Eagles and the Canterbury Bulldogs at Brookvale Oval on March 20, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Daniel Lane Manly utility Feleti Mateo has urged the NRL's growing army of young Polynesian players to find their voice because he warned their shy nature placed them at risk of being manipulated, including at...

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Wests Tigers prop Aaron Woods says club can't use youth as excuse

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 24:  Aaron Woods of the Tigers is tackled by Tony Williams of the Bulldogs during the round eight NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium on April 24, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images)

Daniel Lane Even though the Wests Tigers won't have skipper Robbie Farah available for Sunday's match against Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium prop Aaron Woods said the old excuse that his club's...

Manly Sea Eagles forward Luke Burgess considers following brother Sam to rugby

What if: Luke Burgess has thought about switching codes.

Daniel Lane Manly forward Luke Burgess admitted he's considered following his brother Sam into rugby union, saying playing the game in Japan had seemed a "cool idea" for quite a while.

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Gold Coast prop Luke Douglas says Titans won't throw Greg Bird in at deep end

Daniel Lane Gold Coast prop Luke Douglas said he doesn't want Greg Bird to finish Saturday's match against Newcastle - when he returns from his eight match suspension...

Penrith Panthers star Dallin Watene-Zelezniak sidelined with collapsed lung

Out of action: Dallin Watene-Zelezniak.

Daniel Lane Penrith boom boy Dallin Watene-Zelezniak could face a lengthy stint on the sideline as doctors were trying to work out on Wednesday how he'd punctured his lung.

Wests Tigers missing Robbie Farah and referees' 50-50 calls

Tough break: Injured Tigers hooker Robbie Farah says his side has been unlucky in the penalty stakes.

Daniel Lane  Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah believes the club's standing on the premiership ladder -  they're equal last with Newcastle - wasn't helping their cause when referee's made 50-50...

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Canberra's Blake Austin credits Brad Fittler and Ricky Stuart for guiding his growth

Daniel Lane Canberra five-eighth Blake Austin credited the lessons he'd gained from Brad Fittler during his time in the City Origin camp, and the influence of his Raider's coach Ricky Stuart, had added an...

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Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has some advice for young blood David Klemmer

Daniel Lane  Sydney Roosters enforcer Jared Waerea-Hargreaves advised Canterbury's David Klemmer -, who is thriving on his reputation for toughness - there will come the day...

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Cronulla Sharks star Luke Lewis hopes Paul Gallen can be a one-club great

Luke Lewis

Daniel Lane Cronulla forward Luke Lewis, who'll play his 250th NRL game against St George Illawarra on Sunday, said he wanted Paul Gallen to remain at the Sharks next season but accepted...

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Parramatta set for new contractual fight over William Hopoate deal

Will Hopoate

Daniel Lane A week after Parramatta's contractual dispute with marquee recruit Kieran Foran was salvaged at the 11th hour, the Eels were understood to now be in a similar battle with NSW State of...

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Sydney Roosters Blake Ferguson learnt from the school of hard knocks

The Roosters' Blake Ferguson fends off Solomone Kata of the Warriors last month.

Daniel Lane  Sydney Roosters centre Blake Ferguson learned one thing from his only professional boxing bout  and that was he wouldn't be able to make a career out of the fight game.

English great Lee Crooks says Sydney Roosters have best of British on their books

Joe Burgess

Daniel Lane Former England captain Lee Crooks believes the Roosters have recruited one of Super League's most exciting prospects in 20-year-old winger Joe Burgess, but he said NRL clubs should also keep an eye...

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Wests Tigers man of mettle Dene Halatau plays the pain game

Leader: Dene Halatau will be the stand-in skipper for the Wests Tigers.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers veteran Dene Halatau might laugh at the suggestion he ranks alongside the toughest men in rugby league after fighting back from a list of injuries that would test any...

Canterbury Bulldogs great Steve Mortimer urges commission to address burning issues

Magic moment: Steve Mortimer is hoisted by teammates after NSW won State of Origin in 1985.

Daniel Lane  Steve Mortimer, who in 2007 was the catalyst for the formation of the Australian Rugby League Commission [ARLC] when he publicly campaigned for it, has identified five issues the game's...

Wests Tigers player Dene Halatau says Robbie Farah surgery is a blessing

Leader: Dene Halatau will be the stand-in skipper for the Wests Tigers.

Daniel Lane Stand-in Tigers skipper says the club stood to benefit from Robbie Farah's determined bid play for NSW in Wednesday night's State of Origin decider.

Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen entitled to big bang finish says CEO Lyall Gorman

Daniel Lane Cronulla skipper says he doesn't want to buy into the story started by Shane Flanagan that he'd be retiring from Origin, but suggested the comments had "summed up" the situation.

Veteran Chris Lawrence says Leichhardt Oval will always be a special place for Wests Tigers

Atmosphere: Wests Tigers fans watch the action against Canberra from under the Leichhardt Oval scoreboard.

Daniel Lane  Wests Tigers veteran Chris Lawrence advised the club's diehards he expected Sunday's match against Penrith would confirm that Leichhardt Oval held a special place in the game as...

Israel Folau offers younger brother John advice on his footy journey

Daniel Lane Wallabies superstar Israel Folau said he would do all he could to help ensure his younger brother John succeed with the Parramatta Eels but he said 20-year-old was on his own "journey". 

Cronulla Sharks looking to spread goodwill with Leeton visit

Daniel Lane The Cronulla Sharks will do their bit to help the rural township of Leeton cope with the aftermath of the murder of popular school teacher Stephanie Scott with players and officials paying their own...