Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

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Greg Bird wants Jarryd Hayne to soar from fullback

Daniel Lane NSW Origin enforcer Greg Bird warned it'd be madness for the Blues' brains trust to play star fullback Jarryd Hayne out of position in Sydney - a game that could finally end Queensland's eight-year...

Shake-up on the cards as Blues plot to stop rot

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 16: Mitchell Pearce of the Blues runs with the ball during game two of the ARL State of Origin Series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at Suncorp Stadium on June 16, 2010 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Daniel Lane Through a mix of injury, questionable form and players on the comeback trail, the NSW side sent into battle in the opening match of the State of Origin series on May 28 may be vastly different from...

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Paul Gallen's gladiatorial approach the only constant in another uncertain Sharks season

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Daniel Lane Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen has revealed he has suffered as a result of his "win at all costs" attitude, the very competitiveness that looms – again – as the besieged club's x-factor.

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Attitude and confidence help Titans to pass tough tests

On top: Mark Minichiello is ready for Wests Tigers.

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...

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.

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Blues spurred by the echoes of 2005

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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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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...

Bird tips 'freak' Hayne to ignite and help Blues turn the tables

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17: Greg Bird of the Blues high fives school students during a New South Wales Blues State of Origin skills clinic at AAMI Park on May 17, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

Daniel Lane NSW forward Greg Bird says the ''compacted'' nature of a State of Origin series makes it easier for players such as besieged Parramatta star Jarryd Hayne to go out and ''explode''.

Eagles duo in Origin frame

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 19:  Tony Williams of the Sea Eagles makes a break during the round three NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Manly Sea Eagles at Toyota Stadium on March 19, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Adrian Proszenko, Daniel Lane NSW forward Tony Williams is set to make an early return for Manly today and teammate Glenn Stewart is also making a last-ditch bid to beat his knee injury in time for the State of Origin series...