Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

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Cronulla Sharks face setback as Luke Lewis not ready to return

Daniel Lane Cronulla's Luke Lewis was forced to delay by an extra two weeks his comeback from the shoulder injury he suffered while playing for Australia during last year's World Cup.

Cronulla star Luke Lewis says he can shoulder responsibility of Origin after injury

Daniel Lane Cronulla star Luke Lewis said the sickening shoulder injury that ended his World Cup tour had not dampened his desire to play representative football again after revealing he wanted to use his...

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Cronulla Sharks not just team of senior citizens: Noyce

Vintage performers Paul Gallen and Luke Lewis starred for NSW on Wednesday night and will be key members of Cronulla's attempts to turn their season around over the second half of the year.

Daniel Lane Cronulla chief executive Steve Noyce took a swipe at critics of the club's growing number of 30-something players after 30-year-old Michael Ennis was recruited to replace talented 20-year-old Michael...

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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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Cronulla's Wade Graham credits Paul Gallen with career turnaround

Breaking through: Wade Graham in action against Wests Tigers last year.

Daniel Lane Cronulla's Wade Graham, now being pursued by rival clubs and mentioned as a contender for the NSW Origin side, has revealed the role his injured skipper Paul Gallen has played in putting his career...

League

Penrith Panthers board to buck trend and run unopposed

Panthers CEO Warren Wilson

Daniel Lane Penrith Panthers Group chief executive Warren Wilson has credited the club's focus on its junior nursery as a key reason for stability on and off the field.

League

Beau Ryan has high hopes for Cronulla Sharks to end title drought

Beau Ryan

Daniel Lane Cronulla star Beau Ryan has risked incurring the wrath of the footy gods by publicly proclaiming the premiership-starved Sharks would not only challenge the big guns this season but could also...

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Seventh tackle try shows fickle footballing gods are finally on Sharks' side

Cronulla

Daniel Lane The Cronulla team that played in Saturday's elimination final were up against more than the in-form North Queensland Cowboys: they needed to defy the footballing Gods who, since 1973, had toyed with...

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Cancer gives Lewis a new perspective

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Daniel Lane IT MIGHTN'T have felt like it at the time but Cronulla recruit Luke Lewis enjoyed a significant victory on Friday even though his legs begged for mercy, his lungs screamed for oxygen, the blood...

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Gallen cools expectations

Cronula  sharks captain Paul Gallen at the captains press conference for the NRL Finals series
Photography Brendan Esposito
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Daniel Lane CRONULLA skipper Paul Gallen said he had advised some Cronulla fans to look at how Wests Tigers and Newcastle fared last season before saddling the Sharks with unrealistic expectations.

Comeback king Gordon aims to show Sharks fans he is still flash

Michael Gordon

Daniel Lane CRONULLA recruit Michael Gordon, restricted to 25 matches in the past two seasons through knee and ankle injuries, insists the nature of the problems that sidelined him did not mess with his head.

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.

Lewis in Gallen's corner over blue

Luke Lewis

Daniel Lane NSW forward Luke Lewis made it clear Blues skipper Paul Gallen enjoyed the respect of his players despite the bad publicity he had gained for using Queensland enforcer Nate Myles as a punching bag in...

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Blues spurred by the echoes of 2005

Paul Gallen

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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Armit sees greener pastures but his family will always come first

Daniel Lane WHEN Chris Armit told Penrith's general manager, Phil Gould, he wanted the best possible medical insurance plan as part of his package to play front row for the Panthers this year, it was more than a...

League

Carney's one-point wonder ruins party

Nathan Gardner.

Daniel Lane A long-range field goal from Todd Carney six minutes from fulltime has given Cronulla a gritty 15-14 NRL victory over Penrith at Centrebet Stadium.

Bring mongrel, be ruthless: Tamou in running to become top of the props

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 13: James Tamou of the Blues celebrates winning game two of the ARL State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on June 13, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) tamou.jpg

Daniel Lane NSW prop James Tamou is eager to live up to his promise to add ''mongrel'' to Wednesday night's decider in Brisbane and to take the mantle as the game's top prop from Queensland's Petero Civoniceva...

Storm's super sub Cronk sinks Penrith

Daniel Lane COOPER CRONK emphasised the meaning of impact player in the stifling Penrith heat yesterday when the Melbourne Storm's star halfback was injected into what, until that point, had been an arm wrestle...