Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

Mixed-faction Sharks board likely as eligibility issues continue

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Adrian Proszenko, Daniel Lane Glenn Coleman will remain Cronulla chairman unopposed at the upcoming board election, although Sydney Kings star Damian Keogh still has a chance of joining him as a director.

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Wests Tigers forward Liam Fulton could become messenger on the dangers of concussion

Role to play: The Wests Tigers are hoping Liam Fulton can work with the league to educate young players.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers chief executive Grant Mayer has discussed with NRL head of football Todd Greenberg the prospect of Liam Fulton being recruited to address players about the dangers of not speaking up...

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Ken Arthurson warns NRL officials respect is better than being liked

Elder statesman: Former rugby league administrator Ken Arthurson.

Daniel Lane Former ARL boss Ken Arthurson said one of the reasons why rugby league had endured Todd Carney-like issues was because some of the code's officials had mistaken popularity for respect.

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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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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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Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter has gone from dead man walking to a man in demand

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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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Andrew Dunemann frontrunner for vacant Cronulla Sharks gig

Former Canberra Raiders assistant coach Andrew Dunemann.

Daniel Lane Andrew Dunemann, who was made the caretaker coach when David Furner was dismissed by Canberra last season, is in the frame to take the same role with Cronulla.

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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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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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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...

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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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...

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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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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.

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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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.

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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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...