Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

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One-time Manly fan Aaron Woods gives Wests Tigers pack a punch

Daniel Lane Aaron Woods grew up as a self-confessed "mad" Manly fan but the NSW Origin prop realised he was really a dyed-in-the-wool Wests Tigers man last year when the Sea Eagles tabled a lucrative deal for...

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South Sydney star Greg Inglis wrestles with concussion law

Greg Inglis

Daniel Lane Souths superstar Greg Inglis provided an insight into the mindshift NRL players still needed to make in these early days of the concussion law when he admitted it was "disappointing" to be confined...

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James Tedesco hits the ground running

Back to his best: Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco has rediscovered the speed that once had him touted as a future star.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers sprint coach Hayden Knowles credited the speed back in James Tedesco's feet – and the work from the club's support staff – for the in-demand fullback's killer confidence.

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Grant Mayer will rule Liam Fulton out if needed

Concussion break: Liam Fulton may be forced to sit out the round four NRL match against the Warriors.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers chief executive Grant Mayer said he'd have no problem overruling coach Mick Potter and resting Liam Fulton after the back-rower was concussed for the second time in three weeks on Friday...

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Wests Tigers recruit James Gavet out to make up for lost time

Point to prove: Wests Tigers prop James Gavet.

Daniel Lane If James Gavet lived up to the hope that Canterbury held for the powerful prop when they lured him across the Tasman in 2012, it is possible Andrew Fifita might not have been signed by the Bulldogs...

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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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Lote Tuqiri a South Sydney Rabbitoh after signing one-year contract

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Daniel Lane South Sydney coach Michael Maguire said Lote Tuqiri, at 34, was in the mix to play for the top squad this season after the club revived his NRL career.

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Tigers star's scheme to beat summer calories

Chris Lawrence

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers centre Chris Lawrence is so determined to start next year with a cutting edge he has maintained a calorie-killer training program while many of his teammates are spending their annual...

Doctor's conflicting advice: Peponis calls for return of shoulder charge

George Peponis

Daniel Lane Former Australian rugby league captain and now Sydney medical practitioner George Peponis agrees with Sonny Bill Williams' claim the shoulder charge is sorely missed and ought to be reinstated.

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Wests Tigers' heavy hitters throw weight behind coach

Adam Blair

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers forwards Adam Blair and Aaron Woods have offered first-year NRL coach Michael Potter their support, with Blair proclaiming Potter had the ''balls'' to make tough calls.

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Sharks will have to wait while Gallen races to be fit for Origin

Paul Gallen

Daniel Lane Cronulla captain Paul Gallen says the foot injury that will keep him out of Friday's crucial match against the Wests Tigers hasn't forced him to weigh his future representative ambitions against club...

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His world's fallen apart: Earl's mum asks for help

Jan Earl mother of Canberra Rugby League player Santor Earl and family friend Christian Marchegiani.
30th August 2013.
Photo: Steven Siewert

Daniel Lane The mother of Canberra winger Sandor Earl pleaded for everyone to remember her son was a 23-year-old whose world had crumbled.

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Winger aims to inspire family

Dylan Farrell

Daniel Lane With the late afternoon sun streaming into his living room, Dylan Farrell cradles his one-week-old son Derain with a tenderness you don't expect from a Souths winger who, when he's being belted by...

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A vulnerable kid keen to look after his family

Earl

Daniel Lane The morning 14-year-old Sandor Earl entered the boxing gym above the mechanic's shop on Five Dock's busy Queens Road, it was obvious he was a born athlete.

Fittler talks up audition value of City-Country clash

Coogee, Sydney. NRL City side have their first training run at Coogee Oval, this afternoon, under coach Brad Fittler. Pic shows..... Robbie Farah, didn't train with the squad, here talking to Brad Fittler.. Photo: Quentin Jones. 16 April, 2012.

Daniel Lane Rather than stiff-arm critics who have called upon rugby league's hierarchy to cease the annual City-Country Origin match, City coach Brad Fittler is encouraging more robust debate about the...

Claws out as Panthers promise no mercy

Kevin Kingston

Daniel Lane Penrith skipper Kevin Kingston said it was crucial his team went for the kill against an injury-ravaged Wests Tigers in Sunday afternoon's match or risk being embarrassed in front of their home crowd.

Blair part of our 'fabric': Potter tears hole in Eels recruitment plan

Adam Blair

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter has thrown a road block in Parramatta's plan to recruit prop Adam Blair for 2014 by insisting the Kiwi international remained in his plans for next season - and beyond...

Stuart tells Eels board to plug destabilising media leaks

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 27:  Ricky Stuart speaks at a press conference to announce his new role as coach of the Parramatta Eels NRL team at Parramatta Stadium on July 27, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. Stuart has signed a three year deal with the Eels.  (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)

Daniel Lane New Parramatta coach Ricky Stuart has directed two blunt messages to his club, telling board members their habit of leaking sensitive information to the media hurt the players and needed to cease...

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...

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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...