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...

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South Sydney Rabbitohs need Sam Burgess to recapture 2013 form

Sam Burgess is the centre of the Dragons attention at the SCG.

Daniel Lane Former Canterbury hardman Peter Kelly says Souths need rugby-bound Sam Burgess to tap into last season’s form to help keep their premiership dream alive.

League

Aiden Guerra prepares for a wild storm in NRL match against Melbourne

Daniel Lane While Melbourne would be without superstars Billy Slater and Cooper Cronlk for Sunday's match, Sydney Roosters forward Aiden Guerra said he'd planned to use the trip to Victoria to demonstrate why he...

League

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves building to something special

Daniel Lane Sydney Roosters fans ought to realise Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, he of the booming post match belly laugh and full-throttled hit-ups, was doing everything possible to ensure their kingdom won't crumble...

League

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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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...

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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Paul Gallen can box, says Danny Green

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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...

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

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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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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

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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...

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Fuss over SBW is jealousy, says Politis

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.