Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

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

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...

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

Players leave nothing in the tank as tricolours' defence seals heroic win

Jake Friend

Daniel Lane It was a brutal blood-and-bone encounter, as the sickening sight of Manly forward Richard Fa'aoso being carted from the field on the medicab minutes before half-time with his neck in a brace...

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Tigers fall into debt crisis

Chris Heighington getting two fingers in the eye during the round 22 NRL match between Wests Tigers & Parramatta Eels at Campbelltown Stadium. Photo by Jonathan Ng

Daniel Lane WESTS TIGERS, who are believed to be in the hunt to recruit Penrith's NSW Origin centre Michael Jennings, are expected to receive an advance on their share of the billion-dollar broadcast deal from...

Boot camp to follow merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence

Daniel Lane WESTS TIGERS centre Chris Lawrence had targeted next year as his season of atonement following a disappointing 2012.

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Fuss over SBW is jealousy, says Politis

SBW

Andrew Wu and Daniel Lane SYDNEY ROOSTERS head honcho Nick Politis has made an impassioned defence of his prized recruit Sonny Bill Williams by declaring the All Black, rugby league international and Kiwi heavyweight boxer...

Williams to face fitness hurdle before Rabbitohs stoush

SBW

Daniel Lane High-profile Sydney Roosters recruit Sonny Bill Williams will be put through a series of drills designed to measure his strength before he is cleared to make his debut in the season-opener against...

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.

League

Mellowed O'Donnell believes suspensions are in the past

Luke O'Donnell

Daniel Lane Sydney Roosters forward Luke O'Donnell said he was back in the NRL after two years in England's Super League to bolster the tri-colours with his go-forward and not add to his record as rugby league's...

League

Jennings cock-a-hoop with club change and subsequent form revival

Jennings

Daniel Lane City Origin centre Michael Jennings credited the treatment he has enjoyed at Sydney Roosters - especially after last year's winter of discontent at Penrith - as a compelling motivation for him to...

Dirty dozen will ensure Eels have plenty to play for, warns Minichiello

Anthony Minichiello

Daniel Lane Sydney Roosters skipper Anthony Minichiello warned his team to be braced for a Parramatta side motivated by 12 desperate causes in Friday night's match.

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Blues ally confident prop can bounce back from drink-driving drama

Michael Jennings

Daniel Lane Sydney Roosters centre Michael Jennings admitted he felt sorry for NSW State of Origin teammate James Tamou who was stood down from the Blues after being booked for drink driving, and he backed the...

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League

Ennis ready for Sonny Bill, the playmaker

Michael Ennis

Daniel Lane Canterbury skipper Michael Ennis has revealed his team is preparing for the possibility of Sydney Roosters forward Sonny Bill Williams starting at five-eighth in their match on Friday night.

League

Injured SBW desperate to line up against former club

Sonny Bill Williams

Brad Walter, Daniel Lane Sonny Bill Williams hopes intensive physiotherapy will enable him to play against his former club Canterbury - but insists his motives are all about Sydney Roosters and not the opposition.

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League

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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Dazzling try had its origins in scorer's rare talent and hard work

Jennings

Daniel Lane While Michael Jennings' four-pointer in the opening State of Origin match entered folklore the instant he crossed Queensland's try-line, the Sydney Roosters centre's strength-and-conditioning coach...

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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.

Hayne is a Gen Y guy but still has the Origin X-factor, says Stuart

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17:  Jarryd Hayne of the Blues signs autographs for children 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 MUCH has been made about Blues star Jarryd Hayne in the lead-up to the State of Origin series opener, but coach Ricky Stuart has kept faith in the controversial Eel.

Dogs keen to snap up Jennings mid-season

State of Origin.New South Wales v Queensland.Queensland's Billy Slatter spills the ball which causes NSW's Michael Jennings pick up and score a try at Etihad 23 May 2012.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

Daniel Lane AFTER snaring mid-season recruit Krisnan Inu from the Warriors' reserve-grade team, Canterbury hope to add NSW centre Michael Jennings to their roster before the June 30 deadline.

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...