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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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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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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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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Pat Richards happy to recall that golden day with the Wests Tigers

Back with a bang: Pat Richards has enjoyed a strong start on returning to the NRL.

Daniel Lane Pat Richards has been unstoppable since returning to the Wests Tigers wing after eight years in England, but one thought jolts him dead in his tracks – what would have happened had he dropped Benji...

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William Hopoate says Eels revival still has a way to go

Not there yet: Despite their strong start, William Hopoate says the Eels have a way to go.

Daniel Lane Parramatta's marquee recruit William Hopoate welcomed the notion of success-starved Eels fans celebrating their team's unexpected high standing on the NRL's premiership ladder, but warned there were...

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Andrew Fifita asks NRL to investigate breakdown of Canterbury deal

Calls for investigation: Sharks prop Andrew Fifita.

Adrian Proszenko, Brad Walter, Daniel Lane and Michael Carayannis Andrew Fifita's management team has asked the NRL to investigate why his multi-million-dollar contract with Canterbury failed to come to fruition as it emerged that the Test prop knew the deal was on...

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Wests Tigers players engage in postcode skirmish

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Daniel Lane Wests Tigers cult hero Aaron Woods sparked a new "war" in the merged club that has long been divided by petty jealousies with his constant reference to "2040" - the postcode for Balmain's spiritual...

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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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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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Warren Ryan earns wrath for sledging female ABC reporter

In hot water: Warren Ryan.

Daniel Lane Former premiership-winning coach and long-term ABC commentator Warren Ryan earned the wrath of listener's during last week's broadcast of the Souths-St George Illawarra match when he appeared to take...

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Brad Fittler says judiciary should follow NRL lead on dangerous throws

Matt White was reported for a lifting tackle against Penrith and charged with a grade-two dangerous throw.

Daniel Lane City Origin coach Brad Fittler says it will be the judiciary's responsibility over the next few weeks to prove the NRL is serious about its war on dangerous throws after seven players were charged...

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Trent Hodkinson the best of British Bulldogs, says James Graham

Trent Hodkinson of the Bulldogs celebrates his match-winning drop goal against the Warriors.

Daniel Lane Canterbury forward James Graham wants halfback Trent Hodkinson in England's battle colours rather than the sky blue of NSW.

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.