Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

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Grand final gain after Sydney Roosters' Daniel Mortimer pushed through pain

Daniel Mortimer

Daniel Lane Daniel Mortimer had been ostracised by Parramatta's coaching staff but his actions made it clear they hadn't broken him by being the first to training and remaining to work on his game long after...

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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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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.

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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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Wolfman Williams determined to forget GF howler

2013 NRL Grand Final. 
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles v Sydney Roosters. 2ND HALF. Picture shows Manly player The Wolfman David Williams, right, knocks-on and try is disallowed.
ANZ Stadium, Sydney. 6th October 2013 Photo: JONATHAN CARROLL

Daniel Lane Manly winger David Williams, who had to revisit last year's grand final nightmare in the build-up to Friday night's replay, said he expected to be a target of the Sydney Roosters on Friday night...

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Fair go for David Fifita in NRL at Cronulla Sharks

Chance to prove himself: David Fifita is playing for a contract with the Sharks.

Daniel Lane Cronulla chief executive Steve Noyce says David Fifita, the twin of Canterbury-bound enforcer Andrew, still has a future at the Sharks despite his brother's decision to leave the club for a...

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William Hopoate tough enough for Manly test, says teammate Jarryd Hayne

Give the man time: Jarryd Hayne has urged league fans to give Will Hopoate time to rediscover his best.

Daniel Lane Parramatta co-captain Jarryd Hayne said his time with new teammate William Hopoate proved that - despite the pressure on him to perform - he had the mental toughness needed to fire.

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John Hopoate: My son Will rise

John Hopoate and his son Will.

Daniel Lane "Sound, nothing spectacular" but "his best will come" was former international winger John Hopoate's early assessment of how his eldest son William was settling back into top grade football as a...

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Canterbury Bulldogs new era dawning now in NRL

Daniel Lane Canterbury forwards Josh Jackson and Aiden Tolman advised Bulldogs supporters to not be shocked if their team's so-called 'new era' dawned earlier than next season's arrival of heavyweight prop...

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Cronulla Sharks meet to discuss fallout over coach Shane Flanagan's NRL ban

Shane Flanagan.

Daniel Lane Cronulla players have all been summoned to attend a team meeting at Remondis Stadium on Thursday.

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Glen Fisiiahi being chased by Bulldogs

The Warriors' Glen Fisiiahi.

Daniel Lane New Zealand Warrior Glen Fisiiahi - aka The Flying Fish - was believed to be the fullback that the Canterbury Bulldogs hoped to lure to their kennel within a matter of weeks.

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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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What makes Andrew Fifita of the Cronulla Sharks one of the NRL's most wanted players?

Andrew Fifita

Daniel Lane Andrew Fifita, the powerhouse Cronulla prop who has NRL and rugby union bosses fighting over him, was asked a seemingly simple question that forced him to dig deep and wrestle with what he unearthed.

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Wests Tigers centre Chris Lawrence lauds Braith Anasta's calming influence

Braith Anasta during Wests Tigers training at Concord Oval. Picture: Jonathan Ng

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers centre Chris Lawrence said one advantage in having perhaps the NRL's most maligned player - veteran Braith Anasta - on his club's books was the sense of "calm" and "patience" he provided...

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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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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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William Hopoate will stand by Parramatta Eels as two-year Mormon mission ends

William Hopoate.

Daniel Lane William Hopoate, the man Parramatta supporters are banking on to work a miracle for their besieged club, returned to Sydney on Tuesday night after he had completed his two-year Mormon missionary and...

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Wests Tigers recruit Blake Austin taught life lesson as coach of troubled teens

Blake Austin

Daniel Lane W ests Tigers recruit Blake Austin thought he could teach a group of children from the wrong side of the tracks a bit about football when he volunteered to coach an under-16 team at Doonside in...

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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...