Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

lEAGUE

The best NRL buys of 2014

Daniel Lane and Adrian Proszenko They may not be the biggest names in the game, but each has added a new dimension to his team after having arrived at new locations.

League

One-time Manly fan Aaron Woods gives Wests Tigers pack a punch

Changed man: After being a Manly fan as a child, Aaron Woods's loyalty now lies with the Wests Tigers.

Daniel Lane Aaron Woods grew up as a self-confessed "mad" Manly fan but the NSW Origin prop realised he was really a dyed-in-the-wool Wests Tigers man last year when the Sea Eagles tabled a lucrative deal for...

League

Steve Mortimer calls for Jamie Lyon to return to Origin fray

Sea Eagles captain, Jamie Lyon. Manly Sea Eagles team at their media day, Brookvale Oval. Sport. photo: Marco Del Grande on September 30, 2013

Daniel Lane Former NSW skipper Steve Mortimer, recently recruited to help mentor the next generation of Blues, has offered some sage New Year's Eve advice to coach Laurie Daley - beg Jamie Lyon to return to the...

Sunday Sin Bin

Bishop warns lopsided player trade is spoiling game for Brits

Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane Great Britain legend Tommy Bishop has warned the number of English players being recruited by NRL clubs risks gutting the game in his homeland.

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League

Sharks will have to wait while Gallen races to be fit for Origin

Paul Gallen

Daniel Lane Cronulla captain Paul Gallen says the foot injury that will keep him out of Friday's crucial match against the Wests Tigers hasn't forced him to weigh his future representative ambitions against club...

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League

Hayne: I'll do whatever it takes to play in Origin II

Jarryd Hayne

Adrian Proszenko, Daniel Lane Parramatta star Jarryd Hayne has vowed to work ''around the clock'' in an effort to overcome his hamstring strain in time for Origin II at Suncorp Stadium.

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League

Tigers teammates talk up Woods' chances of taking Tamou's Origin spot

Aaron Woods

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers prop Aaron Woods had a contingent of journalists available to push his claim for a run in the NSW State of Origin team but the 22-year-old left it to his teammates after deciding to do...

Rugby League

Stuart opts out as Blues mentor

Ricky Stuart

DANIEL LANE RICKY STUART has decided to walk away from the NSW State of Origin coaching job after the ongoing bunfight over whether he should continue in the role.

Peachey backs new Blues coach to give indigenous talent a fair go

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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...

Meninga's Origin tip for rival

 Mal Meninga

Daniel Lane MAL MENINGA bled too much alongside Laurie Daley during their time in the lime green jumper of Canberra during the 1980s and '90s to allow a triviality such as fanatical state pride to stop him from...

Daley to give key Blues an early nod

Laurie Daley

Daniel Lane NSW coach Laurie Daley will phone a select few Blues in the next couple of weeks - a good four months before game one of the State of Origin series - to tell them that, barring injury or an...

Daley avoids Mundine bait

Laurie Daley

Daniel Lane LAURIE DALEY was deep in preparing the Indigenous All Stars' battle plan for this year's annual game against the rest of the NRL's best when he learned Anthony Mundine dismissed him and the late...

Roosters v Rabbitohs

Five things we learnt

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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.

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.

Fittler talks up audition value of City-Country clash

Coogee, Sydney. NRL City side have their first training run at Coogee Oval, this afternoon, under coach Brad Fittler. Pic shows..... Robbie Farah, didn't train with the squad, here talking to Brad Fittler.. Photo: Quentin Jones. 16 April, 2012.

Daniel Lane Rather than stiff-arm critics who have called upon rugby league's hierarchy to cease the annual City-Country Origin match, City coach Brad Fittler is encouraging more robust debate about the...

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''.