Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

League

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

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.

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...

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.

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.