Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

Which is the greatest rugby league premiership-winning team of the past 35 years?

Daniel Lane Yes, we know how hard it is to compare teams and players from different eras, but that doesn’t stop lots of fans from doing so.

League

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...

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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League

Kieran Foran: repay blood and love with loyalty clause

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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...

League

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...

lEAGUE

The best NRL buys of 2014

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

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...

League

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

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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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League

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

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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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League

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

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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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League

Jarryd Hayne looks back to move forward at Parramatta Eels

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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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Mini's a true red, white and blue

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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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Dogs keen to extend Graham deal

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Daniel Lane CANTERBURY chief executive Todd Greenberg plans to extend English enforcer James Graham's contract even though he still has two years left on a lucrative deal valued at $425,000 a season.

Club dramas on backburner as Farah focuses on fiery Kiwis

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Daniel Lane WESTS Tigers skipper Robbie Farah insists he has no problem playing under Tim Sheens for the Kangaroos next week despite reports of player unrest when Sheens was relieved of head coaching duties of...

Myles away from his patchy past

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Daniel Lane A REJUVENATED Nate Myles said his Kangaroos jumper, and other season highlights, proved he needed a change of scenery after his stint at Sydney Roosters ended disastrously last year.

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...

League

Cancer gives Lewis a new perspective

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Daniel Lane IT MIGHTN'T have felt like it at the time but Cronulla recruit Luke Lewis enjoyed a significant victory on Friday even though his legs begged for mercy, his lungs screamed for oxygen, the blood...

League

Earl sets his sights on a City jersey

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Daniel Lane WHILE England and New Zealand have called for Canberra winger Sandor Earl to swear his allegiance to them in this World Cup year, his sights are set on representing City Origin against Country at...

Rugby League

NRL 2013: the main men

Key man: Storm captain Cameron Smith.

Daniel Lane and Michael Chammas With the season kicking off on Thursday, we look at each team's key player.