Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

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Blues spurred by the echoes of 2005

Glenn Jackson, Michael Carayannis, Daniel Lane, Chris Barrett, Brad Walter NSW's class of '13 recall where they were the last time the Blues won a State of Origin series.

Blues rookie Gurinder Sandhu ready to prove he's no flash in the pan

Gurinder Sandhu

Daniel Lane Gurinder Sandhu, the fast bowler who stunned the cricket world when he was named the Steve Waugh Medallist as the best NSW cricketer in his rookie season, dismissed talk of the so-called second-year...

Kiwis copy Blues' move in plan to stop young talent defecting

Josh Papalii

Daniel Lane In a move that will have ramifications for the ARL over the next decade, its Kiwi counterparts have started to lock up the next generation of Aussie-based, but New Zealand-eligible, stars by copying...

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Blues ally confident prop can bounce back from drink-driving drama

Michael Jennings

Daniel Lane Sydney Roosters centre Michael Jennings admitted he felt sorry for NSW State of Origin teammate James Tamou who was stood down from the Blues after being booked for drink driving, and he backed the...

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Stuart opts out as Blues mentor

Ricky Stuart

DANIEL LANE RICKY STUART has decided to walk away from the NSW State of Origin coaching job after the ongoing bunfight over whether he should continue in the role.

Peachey backs new Blues coach to give indigenous talent a fair go

Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane Former Cronulla and South Sydney fullback David Peachey said he hoped Laurie Daley's appointment as coach of the NSW State of Origin team would open the door for more indigenous players to wear the...

Daley to give key Blues an early nod

Laurie Daley

Daniel Lane NSW coach Laurie Daley will phone a select few Blues in the next couple of weeks - a good four months before game one of the State of Origin series - to tell them that, barring injury or an...

Bird tips 'freak' Hayne to ignite and help Blues turn the tables

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17: Greg Bird of the Blues high fives school students during a New South Wales Blues State of Origin skills clinic at AAMI Park on May 17, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

Daniel Lane NSW forward Greg Bird says the ''compacted'' nature of a State of Origin series makes it easier for players such as besieged Parramatta star Jarryd Hayne to go out and ''explode''.

Tiger Woods to tee off for Blues

GOSFORD, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 09:  Aaron Woods of the Tigers is tackled during the round two NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Wests Tigers at Bluetongue Stadium on March 9, 2012 in Gosford, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Daniel Lane WESTS Tigers prop Aaron Woods is all but certain to make his State of Origin debut in game two against Queensland while much-maligned bench forward Jamie Buhrer might escape the selection axe.

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One-time Manly fan Aaron Woods gives Wests Tigers pack a punch

Changed man: After being a Manly fan as a child, Aaron Woods's loyalty now lies with the Wests Tigers.

Daniel Lane Aaron Woods grew up as a self-confessed "mad" Manly fan but the NSW Origin prop realised he was really a dyed-in-the-wool Wests Tigers man last year when the Sea Eagles tabled a lucrative deal for...

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.

League

John Hopoate: My son Will rise

John Hopoate and his son Will.

Daniel Lane "Sound, nothing spectacular" but "his best will come" was former international winger John Hopoate's early assessment of how his eldest son William was settling back into top grade football as a...

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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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League

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...

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Dugan is Langlands' No.1 choice

Dugan

Daniel Lane Rugby league Immortal Graeme Langlands says Jarryd Hayne's ''poor'' positional play at fullback should consign him to the NSW wing for the State of Origin decider while Josh Dugan deserves to be...

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This Shark won't bite: Carney refuses to kick Marshall while he's down

Todd Carney

Daniel Lane Cronulla five-eighth Todd Carney, the man charged with the job of containing Benji Marshall in Friday night's match against Wests Tigers, dismissed reports his opposite number was out of form as...

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Hayne: I'll do whatever it takes to play in Origin II

Jarryd Hayne

Adrian Proszenko, Daniel Lane Parramatta star Jarryd Hayne has vowed to work ''around the clock'' in an effort to overcome his hamstring strain in time for Origin II at Suncorp Stadium.

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Green backs Gallen's passion and tells Origin critics to tune out

Paul Gallen

Daniel Lane Triple world boxing champion Danny Green says anyone appalled by Paul Gallen peppering Nate Myles with his left-right combination should not watch State of Origin.

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Lewis in Gallen's corner over blue

Luke Lewis

Daniel Lane NSW forward Luke Lewis made it clear Blues skipper Paul Gallen enjoyed the respect of his players despite the bad publicity he had gained for using Queensland enforcer Nate Myles as a punching bag in...