Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

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Bulked-up Eels prop Tim Mannah relishing Christmas with all the trimmings

Daniel Lane Parramatta prop Tim Mannah will attack his Christmas roast lamb, turkey, baked potatoes, plum pudding and whatever else he can digest with guilt-free gusto.

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'He never stopped surprising me how tough he was': Tim Mannah pays tribute to his brother Jon

Mannah

Daniel Lane and Michael Chammas Rugby league lost one of its true fighters overnight after Jon Mannah lost his brave battle against cancer.

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Old heads helping fresh legs at Parramatta

Key man: Parramatta coach Brad Arthur said his senior players, including prop Tim Mannah, were the club's unsung heroes.

Daniel Lane Parramatta coach Brad Arthur hailed the team's senior players as the unsung heroes behind the Eels revival this season, something which before now was widely attributed to the influence of a reved up...

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Manu Ma'u crashes through in debut season with NRL's Parramatta Eels

Hard yards: Parramatta’s Manu Ma’u.

Daniel Lane When Parramatta rookie Manu Ma'u was named to play in the Eels top grade squad at the beginning of the season he promised to give his all for what he called his ''chance'' - and statistics revealed...

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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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Parramatta Eels recruit Manu Ma'u rises from big house to the big time

Manu M'au

Daniel Lane If Manu Ma'u needed a reminder of how far he'd come since he was a teenaged member of a Polynesian gang, it hit him during a team walk with the Parramatta squad before the Auckland Nines when he...

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Parramatta Eels lock in Manu Ma'u with new deal

New deal: Manu Ma'u of the Eels.

Daniel Lane Parramatta moved swiftly to lock up their boom rookie forward Manu Ma'u hours before the 25-year-old's five star showing against the New Zealand Warriors by upgrading his contract.

Parramatta captain says Eels in for tough test against Roosters

Daniel Lane Parramatta co-captain Tim Mannah - still sporting a grin after his team’s comprehensive opening round win over the Warriors - predicted the Eels would get a better gauge of how they're...

Parramatta attitude still has Mannah in raptures

Tim Mannah

Daniel Lane Parramatta co-captain Tim Mannah - still sporting a grin after his team's comprehensive opening round win over the Warriors - predicted the Eels would get a better gauge of how they are travelling...

Kiwis consider unleashing Taupau, Gavet and Manu M'au

Fast track: Wests Tigers tearaway James Gavet  is an Aussie by birth but he wants to play for  New Zealand.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers enforcer James Gavet's international career could be fast-tracked for next month's Anzac Test after revelations he qualified for the Kangaroos because he was born in Sydney.

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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.

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Parramatta Eels are embracing their ethnicity, even though it wasn't planned

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Daniel Lane Coincidence rather than design was behind the plan that's resulted in the Parramatta Eels starting Monday's NRL match against the Wests Tigers with eight players of Polynesian descent and four...

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Stuart to stick around: Hayne says coach won't link up with the Raiders

Hayne

Daniel Lane Parramatta superstar Jarryd Hayne said he believed Eels coach Ricky Stuart would finish the job he started at the besieged club despite speculation Canberra had tabled a seven-year-deal worth...

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All smiles despite Mannah's horribilis

Tim Mannah

Daniel Lane Parramatta club captain Tim Mannah has heard it all this season; his team is ranked among the worst to have run out on a top-grade footy field; the Eels lack steel; their defence is more Swiss cheese...

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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.

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Bravery, strength, humility, dignity: a life lived to the full

Mannah

Daniel Lane TIM MANNAH said his family were celebrating on Friday what he described as his brother Jon's ''great life'' that would continue to inspire people.

Triple threat: Hayne thrilled to be among leading men

Hayne

Daniel Lane JARRYD HAYNE made one firm commitment before he officially signed on to co-captain Parramatta in a season the club's long-suffering supporters crave success and glories.

Mannah tribute a Parra triumph

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Daniel Lane The last time the Mannah family gathered in such numbers was at Newtown's old Henson Park in 2010 when they celebrated Johnny's seemingly miraculous return from fighting cancer to play for Cronulla's...

Eels take a life lesson from Stuart and his fight for a cause

Ricky Stuart

Daniel Lane ''For fathers, new to this, give support and love.'' - Ricky Stuart, page 200, The Australian Autism Handbook

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Bishop warns lopsided player trade is spoiling game for Brits

Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane Great Britain legend Tommy Bishop has warned the number of English players being recruited by NRL clubs risks gutting the game in his homeland.

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