Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

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Chris Lawrence says it'll be a mistake not to stop Wests Tigers errors

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...

League

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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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...

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World Club Challenge: Big game, big crowd but little cash reward for Roosters and Wigan

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 18:  (L-R) Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Boyd Cordner and Anthony Minichiello of the Sydney Roosters and Michael McIlorum, Matty Smith and Matt Bowen of the Wigan Warriors pose with the World Club Challenge trophy during the World Club Challenge press conference at Allianz Stadium on February 18, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Daniel Lane World Club Champions. It ought to be considered one of rugby league's most prestigious titles but as the Sydney Roosters discovered after they defeated Britain's Wigan Warriors last Saturday, its...

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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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Kieran Foran: repay blood and love with loyalty clause

Kieran Foran

Daniel Lane Manly superstar Kieran Foran slammed the commercial reality of the NRL that meant an account's book could result in his teammate and friend Glenn Stewart leaving the Sea Eagles as he urged for...

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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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80-minute man: Nathan Peats is thriving at Parramatta.

Daniel Lane and Adrian Proszenko They may not be the biggest names in the game, but each has added a new dimension to his team after having arrived at new locations.

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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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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Beau Ryan has high hopes for Cronulla Sharks to end title drought

Beau Ryan

Daniel Lane Cronulla star Beau Ryan has risked incurring the wrath of the footy gods by publicly proclaiming the premiership-starved Sharks would not only challenge the big guns this season but could also...

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NRL has let Sharks down, says Gallen

Paul Gallen

Daniel Lane, Adrian Proszenko Cronulla captain Paul Gallen criticised the support provided by the NRL to Sharks players as they prepare for interviews with Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority investigators.

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Gallen confident Sharks won't be a soft touch for rampaging Cowboys

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Daniel Lane Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen paid no credence to the notion - or the importance - of Saturday's opponents North Queensland having the so-called ''momentum'' going into the sudden-death final after...

League

An insider's guide to coaching candidates

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Daniel Lane A former member of the Parramatta staff, who worked under the three Eels coaches believed to be in consideration to fill the spot vacated by Ricky Stuart during the week - Jason Taylor, Brian Smith...

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Cronulla's polarising centre won't be changing

Ben Pomeroy

Daniel Lane It's believed many computer keyboards have been destroyed over the years by Cronulla supporters venting their spleen on internet forum sites about the Sharks' long-serving centre Ben Pomeroy's...

Mini's a true red, white and blue

Anthony Minichiello

Daniel Lane When Anthony Minichiello, then aged 25, was presented the Golden Boot in 2005, he left the trophy that acknowledged him as the world's best rugby league player at a mate's house and, somehow, amid...

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Horror draw doesn't give Cronulla nightmares

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13: Injured Sharks captain Paul Gallen looks on prior to the round 10 NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Melbourne Storm at Toyota Stadium on May 13, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) 144268384.jpg

Daniel Lane CRONULLA skipper Paul Gallen dismissed the suggestion his team's run to the finals was a nightmare and said the Sharks must treat today's match against the Warriors as a warm-up for the pressure of...

Hindy all smiles at Eels' rousing finish

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Daniel Lane "IT'S good to win, mate, pity it wasn't there at the start of the year. I don't know why, but we're winning games and it is a good feeling."

Video refs axed over blunders

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 14:  Johnathan Thurston of the Cowboys reacts as he speaks to referee Shayne Hayne after the awarding of a try to the Eagles during the NRL Semi Final match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the North Queensland Cowboys at Allianz Stadium on September 14, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Adrian Proszenko, Daniel Lane VIDEO referees Steve Clark and Paul Simpkins will be the latest in a long line of officials to be dumped this year after the NRL admitted what we knew already - they got the Kieran Foran call...

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Manly on a Storm warning

Kieran Foran

Joe Barton, Daniel Lane Manly duo Kieran Foran and Jason King admit the Sea Eagles will need to lift if they are to topple fierce rival Melbourne Storm and reach their fourth NRL grand final in the past six seasons.