Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

Cronulla star Paul Gallen dismisses fears pro boxing debut will harm pre-season preparation

Daniel Lane Cronulla captain Paul Gallen admitted the Sharks' hierarchy weren't overly keen to learn he wanted to make his professional heavyweight boxing debut only weeks before the NRL season kicked off.

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Paul Gallen can box, says Danny Green

Gallen

Daniel Lane Rugby league superstar Paul Gallen's actions surrounding his potential boxing career have been much louder than his words, with revelations the Cronulla captain flew to Perth and trained with...

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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Doctor's conflicting advice: Peponis calls for return of shoulder charge

George Peponis

Daniel Lane Former Australian rugby league captain and now Sydney medical practitioner George Peponis agrees with Sonny Bill Williams' claim the shoulder charge is sorely missed and ought to be reinstated.

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League

Gallen spar treatment hints at step into the ring

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Daniel Lane Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen has taken what is considered a serious step towards a professional boxing career – and a lucrative bout against Sonny Bill Williams – by sparring with...

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League

Gallen confident Sharks won't be a soft touch for rampaging Cowboys

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Daniel Lane Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen paid no credence to the notion - or the importance - of Saturday's opponents North Queensland having the so-called ''momentum'' going into the sudden-death final after...

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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Rugby League World Cup 2013: Kiwis plan to build on defence, say heavy hitters

Daniel Lane With a straight face, deadpan voice and arms folded, Sam Kasiano revealed how motivated he was to ensure New Zealand retained their title as rugby league's world champion nation.

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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

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.

Peponis: There's worse things in game than shoulder charge

Canterbury Bulldogs training at Belmore Oval. pic shows George Peponis watches training.18.2.08 photo Robert Pearce rmp SMH Sport SPECIALX 79639

Daniel Lane, Ben Stanley CANTERBURY chairman George Peponis is adamant the NRL has a greater priority than outlawing the shoulder charge to safeguard its players from unnecessary punishment - the former Test skipper believes...

Last Word

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...

Player managers cry foul over deals by non-accredited agents

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Daniel Lane THE NRL's 120 player-managers have been advised by the Player Agents Association not to pay their accreditation fees after two non-accredited agents negotiated deals for Sonny Bill Williams and...

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...

Maloney shines for patient Roosters

Moloney

Daniel Lane JAMES MALONEY proved to the Sydney Roosters faithful in Saturday night's Foundation Cup trial against Wests Tigers that the long wait for him to wear the tri-colours was worth it.

Beefed-up Roosters running on raw power

Waerea-Hargreaves.

Daniel Lane IF OPPONENTS needed yet another reason to be wary of Sydney Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, with his intimidating tattoos covering an arm and physical approach to all things footy, he spent...

Dominant Inglis warns best is yet to come

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Daniel Lane Souths star Greg Inglis was only joking when he said what he liked most about playing fullback was "bossing people around", but the 110kg colossus certainly dictated terms to the Sydney Roosters...

Roosters v Rabbitohs

Five things we learnt

Adam Reynolds.

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.

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

Roosters focus on security for SBW's return against Dogs

Sonny Bill Williams

Daniel Lane Sydney Roosters boss Brian Canavan says there will be serious consideration about the security needed in two weeks' time for Sonny Bill Williams' long-awaited showdown with Canterbury.