Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

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Attitude and confidence help Titans to pass tough tests

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

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

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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...

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

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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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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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Hopoate getting cold feet about Eels

William Hopoate

Daniel Lane As Ricky Stuart weighs up whether to coach the besieged Eels or accept a lucrative contract tabled by his spiritual home, Canberra, his decision could determine if prized recruit William Hopoate...

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Gallen spar treatment hints at step into the ring

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Daniel Lane Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen has taken what is considered a serious step towards a professional boxing career – and a lucrative bout against Sonny Bill Williams – by sparring with...

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Wests Tigers prop Keith Galloway's honeymoon interrupted by toe injury

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Daniel Lane Wests Tigers prop Keith Galloway has needed to plot his pre-season training - and honeymoon in a tropical paradise - around a bung big toe.

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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...

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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...

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Now Hopoate looks to Japan

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Daniel Lane WILL HOPOATE is the latest big name NRL player eyeing off a stint in Japanese rugby.

Daley to give key Blues an early nod

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Daniel Lane NSW coach Laurie Daley will phone a select few Blues in the next couple of weeks - a good four months before game one of the State of Origin series - to tell them that, barring injury or an...

Rabbitohs clear Te'o after rap singer rant

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Daniel Lane SOUTH SYDNEY have cleared Queensland State of Origin forward Ben Te'o of any wrongdoing after a rap singer made an allegation on Twitter that he was attacked by the Rabbitohs off-season recruit.

Comeback king Gordon aims to show Sharks fans he is still flash

Michael Gordon

Daniel Lane CRONULLA recruit Michael Gordon, restricted to 25 matches in the past two seasons through knee and ankle injuries, insists the nature of the problems that sidelined him did not mess with his head.

Inglis no one-man band, say Souths

Greg Inglis

Daniel Lane SOUTHS forward Jason Clark rubbished the suggestion they were in danger of being known as a one-man team after Greg Inglis dominated proceedings in the Charity Shield victory over St George Illawarra.

Williams to face fitness hurdle before Rabbitohs stoush

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Daniel Lane High-profile Sydney Roosters recruit Sonny Bill Williams will be put through a series of drills designed to measure his strength before he is cleared to make his debut in the season-opener against...

Dominant Inglis warns best is yet to come

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Daniel Lane Souths star Greg Inglis was only joking when he said what he liked most about playing fullback was "bossing people around", but the 110kg colossus certainly dictated terms to the Sydney Roosters...

Moa, Mortimer find a happy place at Roosters

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Daniel Lane SYDNEY Roosters prop Sam Moa and utility Daniel Mortimer credited a dose of old-fashioned faith for allowing them to return from the brink and make their marks in a star-studded team.

Sheens on the radar for Warriors and Dragons

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Daniel Lane Four-time premiership-winning coach Tim Sheens could be back behind a clipboard soon with the Warriors and St George Illawarra interested in signing the former Wests Tigers mentor.

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...