Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

Rugby League World Cup 2013: Kiwis plan to build on defence, say heavy hitters

Daniel Lane With a straight face, deadpan voice and arms folded, Sam Kasiano revealed how motivated he was to ensure New Zealand retained their title as rugby league's world champion nation.

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Kiwis consider unleashing Taupau, Gavet and Manu M'au

Fast track: Wests Tigers tearaway James Gavet  is an Aussie by birth but he wants to play for  New Zealand.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers enforcer James Gavet's international career could be fast-tracked for next month's Anzac Test after revelations he qualified for the Kangaroos because he was born in Sydney.

League

Manly Sea Eagles veteran Glenn Stewart appears increasingly likely to move on

Standing his ground: Glenn Stewart wants Manly to put their best offer on the table.

Brad Walter and Daniel Lane Manly back-rower Glenn Stewart is still waiting on an offer from the Sea Eagles as he edges closer to finishing his career at another club.

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Cronulla Sharks face setback as Luke Lewis not ready to return

Shoulder injury: Luke Lewis has not recovered yet.

Daniel Lane Cronulla's Luke Lewis was forced to delay by an extra two weeks his comeback from the shoulder injury he suffered while playing for Australia during last year's World Cup.

League

Paul Gallen's gladiatorial approach the only constant in another uncertain Sharks season

Paul Gallen.

Daniel Lane Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen has revealed he has suffered as a result of his "win at all costs" attitude, the very competitiveness that looms – again – as the besieged club's x-factor.

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Jarryd Hayne looks back to move forward at Parramatta Eels

Jarryd Hayne

Daniel Lane Jarryd Hayne chose the NRL's lavish launch during the week as heavy-hitters, celebrities, the rich and the shameless milled to rub shoulders with him to say that he knew the lament of the housing...

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NRL to test players for prescription drugs

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Brad Walter and Daniel Lane The NRL is set to become the first governing sports body in Australia to test for prescription drugs and may also appoint independent doctors at matches to assess players for concussion.

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League

Sam Burgess gone, but South Sydney Rabbitohs won't lose Luke, Tom or George

Burgess

Michael Carayannis, Daniel Lane Sam Burgess may be leaving the NRL but his exit won't end the time of his brothers at South Sydney.

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Cronulla star Paul Gallen dismisses fears pro boxing debut will harm pre-season preparation

Paul Gallen

Daniel Lane Cronulla captain Paul Gallen admitted the Sharks' hierarchy weren't overly keen to learn he wanted to make his professional heavyweight boxing debut only weeks before the NRL season kicked off.

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Cronulla star Luke Lewis says he can shoulder responsibility of Origin after injury

Daniel Lane Cronulla star Luke Lewis said the sickening shoulder injury that ended his World Cup tour had not dampened his desire to play representative football again after revealing he wanted to use his...

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League

Wests Tigers prop Keith Galloway's honeymoon interrupted by toe injury

Keith Galloway

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers prop Keith Galloway has needed to plot his pre-season training - and honeymoon in a tropical paradise - around a bung big toe.

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League

I don't know whether I should be scared about drug report: Paul Gallen

Paul Gallen

Daniel Lane Cronulla captain Paul Gallen said he doesn't know whether he or others in the game ought to be ''scared'' when an update on a report examining the drug protocols at each of the NRL's clubs is...

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Paul Gallen can box, says Danny Green

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Daniel Lane Rugby league superstar Paul Gallen's actions surrounding his potential boxing career have been much louder than his words, with revelations the Cronulla captain flew to Perth and trained with...

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Steve Mortimer calls for Jamie Lyon to return to Origin fray

Sea Eagles captain, Jamie Lyon. Manly Sea Eagles team at their media day, Brookvale Oval. Sport. photo: Marco Del Grande on September 30, 2013

Daniel Lane Former NSW skipper Steve Mortimer, recently recruited to help mentor the next generation of Blues, has offered some sage New Year's Eve advice to coach Laurie Daley - beg Jamie Lyon to return to the...

League

NRL player Suaia Matagi on long, hard road from jail cell

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Daniel Lane Suaia Matagi was 15, a gang member, drunk and on a mission to avenge a friend's mother who had been bashed and ''bottled'' by a rival group when he ambushed some boys his age in West Auckland.

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Marshall admits he's under pressure to keep Kiwi spot

Benji Marshall

Daniel Lane As if Wests Tigers playmaker Benji Marshall doesn't have enough to contend with in this, his winter of discontent, he's now fighting to be a part of New Zealand's World Cup defence.

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This Shark won't bite: Carney refuses to kick Marshall while he's down

Todd Carney

Daniel Lane Cronulla five-eighth Todd Carney, the man charged with the job of containing Benji Marshall in Friday night's match against Wests Tigers, dismissed reports his opposite number was out of form as...

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Heighington knows first-hand the quality of English imports

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Daniel Lane Cronulla forward Chris Heighington has endorsed the quality of players being imported to the NRL from Britain, admitting he was one of the weakest members of England's pack in the 2011 Four Nations...

Kiwis copy Blues' move in plan to stop young talent defecting

Josh Papalii

Daniel Lane In a move that will have ramifications for the ARL over the next decade, its Kiwi counterparts have started to lock up the next generation of Aussie-based, but New Zealand-eligible, stars by copying...

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Blair part of our 'fabric': Potter tears hole in Eels recruitment plan

Adam Blair

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter has thrown a road block in Parramatta's plan to recruit prop Adam Blair for 2014 by insisting the Kiwi international remained in his plans for next season - and beyond...