Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

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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...

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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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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...

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Robbie Farah vows to beat the clock with elbow rehab

Daniel Lane Injured Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah expected he'd return to action earlier than doctors predicted after his elbow was dislocated in last Saturday night's victory over North Queensland.

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Chris Lawrence says it'll be a mistake not to stop Wests Tigers errors

Trying times: Chris Lawrence says the Tigers high error rate against Souths was due to players trying too hard.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers centre Chris Lawrence said he and his teammates were well aware that their brilliant start to the season was in danger of unravelling if they do not eliminate the mistakes that plagued...

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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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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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Wests Tigers centre Chris Lawrence lauds Braith Anasta's calming influence

Braith Anasta during Wests Tigers training at Concord Oval. Picture: Jonathan Ng

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers centre Chris Lawrence said one advantage in having perhaps the NRL's most maligned player - veteran Braith Anasta - on his club's books was the sense of "calm" and "patience" he provided...

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Wests Tigers hit by staphlycoccus scare

Robbie Farah during Wests Tigers training at Concord Oval. Picture: Jonathan Ng

Daniel Lane One Wests Tigers player was described as suffering a "serious" infection and was quarantined indefinitely while another was being monitored and had received a heavy dose of antibiotics on Wednesday...

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Wests Tigers demand compensation to ward off 'cheque-book' rivals

Hot property: Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco has been linked to Canterbury.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers chief executive Grant Mayer warned the NRL that unless his club received compensation in the future for the juniors they developed but were signed elsewhere he'd join the code's ranks of...

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Pat Richards happy to recall that golden day with the Wests Tigers

Back with a bang: Pat Richards has enjoyed a strong start on returning to the NRL.

Daniel Lane Pat Richards has been unstoppable since returning to the Wests Tigers wing after eight years in England, but one thought jolts him dead in his tracks – what would have happened had he dropped Benji...

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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.

Grind not age will weary stars says Chris Lawrence

Try time: Chris Lawrence crosses for the Tigers earlier this month.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers centre Chris Lawrence believes the era of the 30-something-year-old first-grader is coming to an end because of the physical demands – and grind – that is required for talented juniors...

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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Not even singing the Blues can dampen Origin brand - Mal Meninga

League of its own: Queensland coach Mal Meninga says the Maroons' dominance can't harm the Origin brand.

Daniel Lane Queensland coach Mal Meninga, the architect of the Maroons' unprecedented eight consecutive Origin series victories, said that even if his team won its ninth champion's title on the trot it would not...

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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Farah considers offer from Eels

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 26: Blues coach Ricky Stuart (L) talks to Robbie Farah (R) during the New South Wales Blues State of Origin team photo at Crown Plaza, Coogee on June 26, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images) 147140261.jpg

Daniel Lane, Michael Carayannis WESTS TIGERS skipper Robbie Farah is weighing up an offer to link with his NSW coach Ricky Stuart at Parramatta as the dramas escalate at the joint-venture club.

Club dramas on backburner as Farah focuses on fiery Kiwis

Daniel Lane WESTS Tigers skipper Robbie Farah insists he has no problem playing under Tim Sheens for the Kangaroos next week despite reports of player unrest when Sheens was relieved of head coaching duties of...

Myles away from his patchy past

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Daniel Lane A REJUVENATED Nate Myles said his Kangaroos jumper, and other season highlights, proved he needed a change of scenery after his stint at Sydney Roosters ended disastrously last year.

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.