Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

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

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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Wests Tigers forward Liam Fulton could become messenger on the dangers of concussion

Role to play: The Wests Tigers are hoping Liam Fulton can work with the league to educate young players.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers chief executive Grant Mayer has discussed with NRL head of football Todd Greenberg the prospect of Liam Fulton being recruited to address players about the dangers of not speaking up...

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Paul Gallen warns Cronulla Sharks' NRL rivals the joke could be on them

Proud bunch: The Sharks have proven their fighting qualities in recent weeks.

Daniel Lane  Despite many problems facing the club - on and off the field - Paul Gallen has warned fellow NRL clubs to treat Cronulla as the game's laughing stock at their peril.

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Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah calls for NRL to end get-out rule despite James Tedesco re-signing

Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah is pleased James Tedesco is sticking around.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah questioned the NRL having a rule that allowed players to back out of contracts before round 13 of each season even though it enabled his club to retain...

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Andrew Fifita asks NRL to investigate breakdown of Canterbury deal

Calls for investigation: Sharks prop Andrew Fifita.

Adrian Proszenko, Brad Walter, Daniel Lane and Michael Carayannis Andrew Fifita's management team has asked the NRL to investigate why his multi-million-dollar contract with Canterbury failed to come to fruition as it emerged that the Test prop knew the deal was on...

Beau remains a man of the people

Beau Ryan

Daniel Lane Beau Ryan reckons Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott would give their election chances a significant boost if they follow his weekly ritual for his television slot and walked more among everyday folk.

Seventh tackle try shows fickle footballing gods are finally on Sharks' side

Cronulla

Daniel Lane The Cronulla team that played in Saturday's elimination final were up against more than the in-form North Queensland Cowboys: they needed to defy the footballing Gods who, since 1973, had toyed with...

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Peachey backs new Blues coach to give indigenous talent a fair go

Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane Former Cronulla and South Sydney fullback David Peachey said he hoped Laurie Daley's appointment as coach of the NSW State of Origin team would open the door for more indigenous players to wear the...

Farah considers offer from Eels

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 26: Blues coach Ricky Stuart (L) talks to Robbie Farah (R) during the New South Wales Blues State of Origin team photo at Crown Plaza, Coogee on June 26, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images) 147140261.jpg

Daniel Lane, Michael Carayannis WESTS TIGERS skipper Robbie Farah is weighing up an offer to link with his NSW coach Ricky Stuart at Parramatta as the dramas escalate at the joint-venture club.

Club dramas on backburner as Farah focuses on fiery Kiwis

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...

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...

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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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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.

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.

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Gallen's sheer will turns match around for Sharks

Paul Gallen

Daniel Lane Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen made 250 metres from his 22 hit-ups during Saturday night’s 32-14 victory over Parramatta but none were as crucial as his three carries in the 90 seconds that followed...

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Blues spurred by the echoes of 2005

Paul Gallen

Glenn Jackson, Michael Carayannis, Daniel Lane, Chris Barrett, Brad Walter NSW's class of '13 recall where they were the last time the Blues won a State of Origin series.

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This Shark won't bite: Carney refuses to kick Marshall while he's down

Todd Carney

Daniel Lane Cronulla five-eighth Todd Carney, the man charged with the job of containing Benji Marshall in Friday night's match against Wests Tigers, dismissed reports his opposite number was out of form as...

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Sacked quartet still a sore point, says Ryan

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 10:  Beau Ryan of the Sharks holds up a sign in support of the Sharks coach Shane Flannagan who was stood down by the club earlier in the week as the Sharks celebrate winning the round one NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Gold Coast Titans at Sharks Stadium on March 10, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Daniel Lane Cronulla winger Beau Ryan revealed the axing of four members from his team's support staff during the first round of ASADA's investigations into the supplement program allegedly used by the club in...

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Cronulla shoot down concerns over ASADA

Kim Ryan and Beau Ryan

Brad Walter, Daniel Lane Cronulla players have no concerns about the resumption of interviews with ASADA and want a speedy resolution to the investigation into allegations of drugs use at the club.

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