Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

Referees under the pump to cut blunders

Daniel Lane The NRL's squad of referees needed to be exposed to stress and pressure at training on a daily basis if the number of errors was to be dramatically reduced, one of Australia's leading sports...

League

Golden Boomerang promises return to success

Busy man: Canterbury mental performance coach John Novak.

Daniel Lane John Novak, the mental performance coach at top-of-the-NRL-table Canterbury, has more than enough laurels to stuff a mattress.

League

No danger of lifting tackles ruining Origin, says Mal Meninga

Daniel Lane Queensland State of Origin coach Mal Meninga has dismissed any notion that the NRL's crackdown on dangerous throws or lifting has the potential to create problems for both teams during the series.

League

Robbie Farah shows the courage to lead without cliches

Daniel Lane Robbie Farah has proved on countless occasions he is one of rugby league's most clever – and tenacious – hookers, but this week he displayed a courage and conviction that suggested he...

League

Liam Fulton's career could be knocked out by concussion blows

Concern: Liam Fulton is treated on the pitch on Sunday.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers chief executive Grant Mayer said his club would ensure Liam Fulton, who suffered his fourth concussion of the season last weekend, received the most comprehensive medical advice before...

League

Wests Tigers prop Aaron Woods has plenty of grunt

Aaron Woods got through plenty of work on Friday night against the Rabbitohs.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers forwards coach Steve Roach says former NSW Origin player Aaron Woods lived up to the pre-match plan to take the Rabbitohs pack head on.

League

Tony Archer wants answers after North Queensland Cowboys' fury over video refereeing

Tony Archer

Adrian Proszenko and Daniel Lane The officials involved in the obstruction call that robbed North Queensland could be axed after referees boss Tony Archer admitted he had "real questions" about the video refereeing decision.

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League

NRL changes rules to cut time-wasting, says Todd Greenberg

SBW

Daniel Lane NRL head of football Todd Greenberg has signed off on a series of significant rule changes - including structured times when a captain can talk to the referee during a game - in the hope of cutting...

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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...

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.

League

Gallen cools expectations

Cronula  sharks captain Paul Gallen at the captains press conference for the NRL Finals series
Photography Brendan Esposito
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Daniel Lane CRONULLA skipper Paul Gallen said he had advised some Cronulla fans to look at how Wests Tigers and Newcastle fared last season before saddling the Sharks with unrealistic expectations.

Anderson under fire as Simpkins hands in notice

Paul Simpkins

Daniel Lane NRL referees' boss Daniel Anderson faces a crisis in the ranks after long-serving video ref Paul Simpkins tendered his immediate resignation after what appears to have been a bungled pay cut.

Barrett eager to thrill despite Stuart's criticism game is going backwards

Trent Barrett

Daniel Lane As Parramatta coach Ricky Stuart warned rugby league was regressing to a game of ''hit the defensive line and surrender'', Trent Barrett said his Country Origin team would aim to thrill against City...

Biffo king Cooper says clampdown must be consistent

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Daniel Lane Bob Cooper, the former Western Suburbs Magpies forward who was suspended for a record-equalling 15 months after he flattened three Illawarra players during a brawl in 1982, said the NRL must be...

Bennett mixed on play-killing kicks

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 13:  Jamie Soward of the Dragons runs the ball during the round seven NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Newcastle Knights at WIN Jubilee Stadium on April 13, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Daniel Lane ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA five-eighth Jamie Soward denied his kicks over Newcastle's dead-ball line were designed to deny Knights flyers Darius Boyd or Akuila Uate the chance to run with the ball.