Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

NRL: Ricky Stuart happy to have sacked Cronulla Sharks physio at Canberra Raiders

Daniel Lane Canberra coach Ricky Stuart has no qualms about having physiotherapist Konrad Schultz, one of the ''Cronulla Four'' sacked after ASADA's initial investigation into the 2011 supplements program at the...

League

Andrew Dunemann frontrunner for vacant Cronulla Sharks gig

Former Canberra Raiders assistant coach Andrew Dunemann.

Daniel Lane Andrew Dunemann, who was made the caretaker coach when David Furner was dismissed by Canberra last season, is in the frame to take the same role with Cronulla.

League

James Tedesco's decision to stay with Tigers was luck, not fox cunning, says Grant Mayer

Staying in NSW: Tedesco.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers chief executive Grant Mayer  insisted "dumb luck" rather than coercion was why James Tedesco  initiated the round 13 'get out' clause to break his agreement with Canberra.

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League

Robbie Farah shows the courage to lead without cliches

Daniel Lane Robbie Farah has proved on countless occasions he is one of rugby league's most clever – and tenacious – hookers, but this week he displayed a courage and conviction that suggested he...

League

Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah calls for NRL to end get-out rule despite James Tedesco re-signing

Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah is pleased James Tedesco is sticking around.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah questioned the NRL having a rule that allowed players to back out of contracts before round 13 of each season even though it enabled his club to retain...

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James Tedesco to stay at Wests Tigers despite signing with Canberra Raiders

Hot property: Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers chief executive Grant Mayer says the club did not prompt James Tedesco to renege on his lucrative deal with Canberra.

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League

Origin critics just made Robbie Farah tougher, says Jeff Fenech

Daniel Lane Former world boxing champion Jeff Fenech credited those people who questioned Robbie Farah's right to have played Origin in 2009 for helping him to develop the toughness the Blues needed to transform...

League

Jarryd Hayne looks back to move forward at Parramatta Eels

Jarryd Hayne

Daniel Lane Jarryd Hayne chose the NRL's lavish launch during the week as heavy-hitters, celebrities, the rich and the shameless milled to rub shoulders with him to say that he knew the lament of the housing...

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The best NRL buys of 2014

80-minute man: Nathan Peats is thriving at Parramatta.

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

William Hopoate content at Parramatta Eels now coaching dramas sorted

William Hopoate

Daniel Lane William Hopoate's manager Tyran Smith made it clear there would be no decision made about his star client's future until he sat down with Parramatta's new coach Brad Arthur in a few weeks time.

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Hopoate getting cold feet about Eels

Daniel Lane As Ricky Stuart weighs up whether to coach the besieged Eels or accept a lucrative contract tabled by his spiritual home, Canberra, his decision could determine if prized recruit William Hopoate...

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Manager flies north to discuss options for Hopoate's future after sudden exit

William Hopoate

Daniel Lane Tyran Smith, the manager of Parramatta's prized recruit William Hopoate, said the star player would wait to see who replaced Ricky Stuart as coach of the Eels before deciding whether to honour his...

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An insider's guide to coaching candidates

Fairfax Media writer

Daniel Lane A former member of the Parramatta staff, who worked under the three Eels coaches believed to be in consideration to fill the spot vacated by Ricky Stuart during the week - Jason Taylor, Brian Smith...

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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...

League

Corey Norman: I was never going to turn my back on Parramatta Eels deal

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 09: Corey Norman of the Broncos attempts to 
break free from the defence during the round two NRL match between the Brisbane 
Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium on March 9, 2012 in 
Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)


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Daniel Lane Parramatta recruit Corey Norman insists the thought of reneging on his deal to join the Eels never crossed his mind even as he watched the club lurch from one drama to the next in 2013.

League

Now Hopoate looks to Japan

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Daniel Lane WILL HOPOATE is the latest big name NRL player eyeing off a stint in Japanese rugby.

Eels fume as Folau changes tack again

Israel Folau

Daniel Lane Israel Folau has fallen so far from grace that he is now Parramatta's most reviled individual.

Eels spurn Tahs target Izzy

Israel Folau

Daniel Lane, James McSmith ONCE Parramatta's most sought-after player, Israel Folau has fallen so far from grace that he is now the club's most reviled individual.

League

Mannah hungry for more

The 2011 Parramatta Eels, running the hills of Flinders Slopes, at Lake Gillawarna, Georges Hall, getting ready for the 2011 NRL season. Tim Mannah, looking buffed. Photo: Quentin Jones. December13, 2010. Sun-Herald Sport.

Daniel Lane PARRAMATTA prop Tim Mannah won't bother to ask new Eels coach Ricky Stuart why he wasn't used during the Blues' State of Origin campaign last year because in his heart he knows the reasons.

Meninga's Origin tip for rival

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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...