Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

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

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...

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Wests Tigers prop Aaron Woods has plenty of grunt

Aaron Woods got through plenty of work on Friday night against the Rabbitohs.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers forwards coach Steve Roach says former NSW Origin player Aaron Woods lived up to the pre-match plan to take the Rabbitohs pack head on.

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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...

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

Tony Archer

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.

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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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Daley won't feed Blues babes to the wolves

Lessons from the past: Blues coach Laurie Daley says he won't be rushing young blood into the Origin arena.

Daniel Lane Despite the calls for an overhaul, don't expect NSW coach Laurie Daley to send a team crammed with untried rookies into the Origin series opener because his own experience highlighted the dangers of ...

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Sutton is brains behind Souths' brawn, but he remains open on future

John Sutton

Daniel Lane South Sydney forward Ben Te'o inadvertently talked up the market value of John Sutton when he hailed the Rabbitohs' five-eighth as the ''brains'' of the premiership contenders.

Perfect match: Maloney senses great things with Pearce by his side

Maloney

Daniel Lane Five-eighth James Maloney revealed the prospect of playing alongside NSW halfback Mitchell Pearce was one of the major reasons he joined the Roosters.

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Painful truth: Maguire reminds Souths how quickly hope turns to despair

Adam Reynolds

Daniel Lane Souths coach Michael Maguire nominated ''memory'' as the perfect remedy for his squad to combat any suggestion the top-of-the-table Rabbitohs had all but sealed their 21st premiership title.

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GI blow leaves Dragons fuming

Nathan Merritt and  John Sutton

Daniel Lane DRAGONS coach Steve Price and his captain Ben Hornby last night slammed what they called a dangerous shot by Greg Inglis which left veteran forward Dean Young concussed and in a neck brace.

Sandow needs desire to reach potential: Lang

Chris Sandow

Daniel Lane CHRIS SANDOW'S former South Sydney coach John Lang thinks the high-profile Parramatta recruit needs to realise the desire for success comes from within.