Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

League

South Sydney star Greg Inglis wrestles with concussion law

Daniel Lane Souths superstar Greg Inglis provided an insight into the mindshift NRL players still needed to make in these early days of the concussion law when he admitted it was "disappointing" to be confined...

League

Billy Slater under no pressure from Greg Inglis to be Maroons' No.1, says Mal Meninga

He's No.1: Queensland coach Mal Meninga has ended any speculation of Billy Slater losing his spot as Queensland fullback to Greg Inglis.

Daniel Lane Queensland coach Mal Meninga killed any possible speculation about Billy Slater's place in this year's State of Origin series by confirming Slater - and not Greg Inglis - would wear his team's No.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs' Alex Johnston faces different kind of blood sport against Gold Coast Titans

Rookie rising: Rabbitohs winger Alex Johnston.

Daniel Lane When South Sydney's Alex Johnston opposes his older cousin, and Gold Coast centre, James Roberts at ANZ Stadium on Monday, it should be yet another lesson in the talented three-quarter's early...

League

Steve Morris gives thumbs up to Dugan but wonders about Hopoate in NSW team

Josh Dugan is put through his paces on Wednesday.

Daniel Lane Steve Morris, a former rugby league international and father of the NSW 'wonder twins' endorsed Josh Dugan as his injured son Josh's replacement in the NSW centres for State of Origin 2 but expressed...

League

Dylan Walker's school work gets a gold star from Souths

Master and pupil: Dylan Walker watched Adam Reynolds a lot at Matraville High.

Daniel Lane Souths supporters ought to take some comfort before Sunday's match against Canberra, knowing their star halfback Adam Reynolds may as well have been an elective subject for fill-in five-eighth Dylan...

League

Adam Reynolds desperate to pull bunny out of hat

Disappointed: Adam Reynolds leaves the field at the final whistle.

Daniel Lane This time last year Adam Reynolds was mooted by critics as a serious challenger for Mitchell Pearce's NSW State of Origin jumper but the Souths halfback said he understood the reasons why those calls...

Kiwis consider unleashing Taupau, Gavet and Manu M'au

Fast track: Wests Tigers tearaway James Gavet  is an Aussie by birth but he wants to play for  New Zealand.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers enforcer James Gavet's international career could be fast-tracked for next month's Anzac Test after revelations he qualified for the Kangaroos because he was born in Sydney.

League

South Sydney Rabbitohs need Sam Burgess to recapture 2013 form

Sam Burgess is the centre of the Dragons attention at the SCG.

Daniel Lane Former Canterbury hardman Peter Kelly says Souths need rugby-bound Sam Burgess to tap into last season’s form to help keep their premiership dream alive.

League

'Dream' time for Brad Cooke after securing NRL radio commentary with ABC

Brad Cooke

Daniel Lane New ABC rugby league radio commentator Brad Cooke promises to provide listeners with insights from an indigenous viewpoint when he hits the airwaves for the round two match between Cronulla and...

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Burgess must control fire fuelling his game or risk being burnt, says Fenech

Sam Burgess

Daniel Lane South Sydney legend Mario Fenech, who was sent off nine times in his career, has pleaded for the club's enforcer Sam Burgess to learn from the hot-headed mistakes that have made him a marked man.

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Sweet smell of success so close for Rose

George Rose

Daniel Lane On Sunday morning George Rose III will wake late, eat a breakfast befitting a king and rest before fuelling up on sweet potato and chicken to transform - his spare tyre, love handles and all - into a...

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Dogs keen to extend Graham deal

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Daniel Lane CANTERBURY chief executive Todd Greenberg plans to extend English enforcer James Graham's contract even though he still has two years left on a lucrative deal valued at $425,000 a season.

Bunnies sponsors and fans rally, though pulling power in doubt

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 22:  Issac Luke of the Rabbitohs is 
comforted by Russell Crowe after their loss 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.  
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Daniel Lane RABBITOHS chief executive Shane Richardson said the imminent departure of Russell Crowe as a co-owner of the club would not have a detrimental impact, even though his star power had been widely...

Inglis no one-man band, say Souths

Greg Inglis

Daniel Lane SOUTHS forward Jason Clark rubbished the suggestion they were in danger of being known as a one-man team after Greg Inglis dominated proceedings in the Charity Shield victory over St George Illawarra.

League

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.

Rugby League

NRL 2013: the main men

Key man: Storm captain Cameron Smith.

Daniel Lane and Michael Chammas With the season kicking off on Thursday, we look at each team's key player.

Dominant Inglis warns best is yet to come

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Daniel Lane Souths star Greg Inglis was only joking when he said what he liked most about playing fullback was "bossing people around", but the 110kg colossus certainly dictated terms to the Sydney Roosters...

Roosters v Rabbitohs

Five things we learnt

Adam Reynolds.

Daniel Lane NSW State of Origin coach Laurie Daley might need to reconsider his declaration that Roosters' Mitchell Pearce was the man most likely to play halfback for the Blues.

League

Earl nearly defected to AFL after Dank's secret try-out

Sandor Earl

Adrian Proszenko, Daniel Lane and Brad Walter Sandor Earl was on the cusp of switching to the AFL after participating in a secret try-out for Essendon arranged by sports scientist Stephen Dank.

League

Citizen Burgess powerless to alter his state of origin

Sam Burgess

Daniel Lane South Sydney's English-born enforcer Sam Burgess has missed by six months any chance of representing NSW in the State of Origin - but he could still play for the Kangaroos.

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