Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

Cronulla Sharks prodigy Michael Lichaa next on Canterbury Bulldogs' shopping list

Daniel Lane Canterbury are believed to have masterminded a multimillion-dollar raid on Cronulla, with sources at Belmore suggesting the Dogs have snared not only Origin prop Andrew Fifita but also talented young...

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Bulldogs build safety net for players beset by depression

Des Hasler

Daniel Lane A young man was in the room of Canterbury's welfare officer pouring his heart out about drowning in the depths of depression when Bulldogs coach Des Hasler asked to see the player.

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Depression continues to dog NRL players

Preston Campbell

Daniel Lane And where did I go wrong? I lost a friend;

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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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Rumours keep on snapping at heels of Bulldogs

Todd Greenberg

Daniel Lane WHEN chief executive Todd Greenberg fronted the media and delivered an impassioned statement about the reasons why Bulldogs superstar Ben Barba was stood down before the season-opening match, the...

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Hasler backs Manly to weed out fans who crossed line

Des Hasler

Daniel Lane Canterbury coach Des Hasler condemned the Manly spectators who racially abused Frank Pritchard's wife during last Friday's controversial Bulldogs victory at Brookvale Oval as ''disappointing''.

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Ennis ready for Sonny Bill, the playmaker

Michael Ennis

Daniel Lane Canterbury skipper Michael Ennis has revealed his team is preparing for the possibility of Sydney Roosters forward Sonny Bill Williams starting at five-eighth in their match on Friday night.

Barba brilliance stuns Cowboys

Ben Barba

Daniel Lane Canterbury's top dog Steve Mortimer paid his old club's new excitement machine Ben Barba the ultimate compliment last night when he said he was the fullback's No.1 supporter.

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...

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...

Bulldogs fear Kangaroo snub

Daniel Lane, Adrian Proszenko ONE of Canterbury's greatest sons said he would be shocked if predictions the Bulldogs may not get a single player in the Australian Test squad came true.

Selectors likely to snub Dogs

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 22:  The Bulldogs celebrate a try scored by Greg Eastwood of the Bulldogs during the NRL Preliminary Final match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium on September 22, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Daniel Lane, Adrian Proszenko ONE of Canterbury's greatest sons said he would be shocked if predictions the Bulldogs may not get a single player in the Australian Test squad came true.

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Tyson backs biter Graham

Mike Tyson bites into the ear of Evander Holyfield in the third round of their WBA Heavyweight match Saturday, June 28, 1997, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Jack Smith)

Daniel Lane DISGRACED Canterbury prop James Graham, who was suspended for 12 weeks after being found guilty of biting Billy Slater's ear in the NRL grand final, has an unlikely heavyweight supporter: Mike Tyson.

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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.

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Cagey Hasler confident Dogs will easily look after No.1

Des Hasler

Daniel Lane Tony Williams was certain to provide Canterbury's pack with an X-factor for their opening match against North Queensland.

Sea Eagles have nothing to hide despite doping probe

Geoff Toovey

Daniel Lane Manly players and coach Geoff Toovey presented a united front on Tuesday when they said there was no reason for them to fear the anti-doping investigation that threatens to destroy Cronulla.

Dogs keen to snap up Jennings mid-season

State of Origin.New South Wales v Queensland.Queensland's Billy Slatter spills the ball which causes NSW's Michael Jennings pick up and score a try at Etihad 23 May 2012.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

Daniel Lane AFTER snaring mid-season recruit Krisnan Inu from the Warriors' reserve-grade team, Canterbury hope to add NSW centre Michael Jennings to their roster before the June 30 deadline.

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Manly look to Perth for Storm rematch

Daniel Lane DEFENDING NRL premiers Manly are negotiating a deal with the West Australian government that could result in the club surrendering its home ground advantage to play bitter rivals Melbourne in Perth.