Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

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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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Parramatta Eels recruit Manu Ma'u rises from big house to the big time

Manu M'au

Daniel Lane If Manu Ma'u needed a reminder of how far he'd come since he was a teenaged member of a Polynesian gang, it hit him during a team walk with the Parramatta squad before the Auckland Nines when he...

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Cronulla Sharks prodigy Michael Lichaa next on Canterbury Bulldogs' shopping list

Hot property: Michael Lichaa of the Sharks.

Daniel Lane Canterbury are believed to have masterminded a multimillion-dollar raid on Cronulla, with sources at Belmore suggesting the Dogs have snared not only Origin prop Andrew Fifita but also talented young...

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Fair go for David Fifita in NRL at Cronulla Sharks

Chance to prove himself: David Fifita is playing for a contract with the Sharks.

Daniel Lane Cronulla chief executive Steve Noyce says David Fifita, the twin of Canterbury-bound enforcer Andrew, still has a future at the Sharks despite his brother's decision to leave the club for a...

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Blake Austin plays the part of Cherry-Evans at Tigers training - and gets crunched

Crunched: Tigers utility Blake Austin.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers utility player Blake Austin received a taste of what Manly halfback Daly Cherry-Evans can expect at Leichhardt Oval on Sunday.

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For Wests Tigers Blake Austin training starts long before he gets to Concord

On track: New Wests Tigers five-eighth Blake Austin.

Daniel Lane Depending on his training schedule new Wests Tigers five-eighth Blake Austin normally starts his work day by catching the 6.

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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...

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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Wests Tigers centre Chris Lawrence lauds Braith Anasta's calming influence

Braith Anasta during Wests Tigers training at Concord Oval. Picture: Jonathan Ng

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers centre Chris Lawrence said one advantage in having perhaps the NRL's most maligned player - veteran Braith Anasta - on his club's books was the sense of "calm" and "patience" he provided...

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Grand final gain after Sydney Roosters' Daniel Mortimer pushed through pain

Daniel Mortimer

Daniel Lane Daniel Mortimer had been ostracised by Parramatta's coaching staff but his actions made it clear they hadn't broken him by being the first to training and remaining to work on his game long after...

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Peachey backs new Blues coach to give indigenous talent a fair go

Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane Former Cronulla and South Sydney fullback David Peachey said he hoped Laurie Daley's appointment as coach of the NSW State of Origin team would open the door for more indigenous players to wear the...

Bulldogs fear Kangaroo snub

Daniel Lane, Adrian Proszenko ONE of Canterbury's greatest sons said he would be shocked if predictions the Bulldogs may not get a single player in the Australian Test squad came true.

Selectors likely to snub Dogs

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 22:  The Bulldogs celebrate a try scored by Greg Eastwood of the Bulldogs during the NRL Preliminary Final match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium on September 22, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Daniel Lane, Adrian Proszenko ONE of Canterbury's greatest sons said he would be shocked if predictions the Bulldogs may not get a single player in the Australian Test squad came true.

Tigers fall into debt crisis

Chris Heighington getting two fingers in the eye during the round 22 NRL match between Wests Tigers & Parramatta Eels at Campbelltown Stadium. Photo by Jonathan Ng

Daniel Lane WESTS TIGERS, who are believed to be in the hunt to recruit Penrith's NSW Origin centre Michael Jennings, are expected to receive an advance on their share of the billion-dollar broadcast deal from...

Genial giant emerges from Yasawa lagoon

Daniel Lane MAKE no mistake about this: weighing in at 117 kilos and standing 190.5 centimetres, Taqele Naiyaravaro is the next big thing of the NRL - in sheer size and bulk, at the very least.

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Bravery, strength, humility, dignity: a life lived to the full

Mannah

Daniel Lane TIM MANNAH said his family were celebrating on Friday what he described as his brother Jon's ''great life'' that would continue to inspire people.

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Cagey Hasler confident Dogs will easily look after No.1

Des Hasler

Daniel Lane Tony Williams was certain to provide Canterbury's pack with an X-factor for their opening match against North Queensland.

Haumono to give Ferguson the hard word

Solomon Haumono

Daniel Lane Solomon Haumono will take time out from preparing for next month's bout with former world heavyweight boxing champion Oliver McCall to implore his nephew and Canberra winger Blake Ferguson to not...

Moa, Mortimer find a happy place at Roosters

Mortimer

Daniel Lane SYDNEY Roosters prop Sam Moa and utility Daniel Mortimer credited a dose of old-fashioned faith for allowing them to return from the brink and make their marks in a star-studded team.

Mannah tribute a Parra triumph

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Daniel Lane The last time the Mannah family gathered in such numbers was at Newtown's old Henson Park in 2010 when they celebrated Johnny's seemingly miraculous return from fighting cancer to play for Cronulla's...