Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

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Canterbury Bulldogs new era dawning now in NRL

Daniel Lane Canterbury forwards Josh Jackson and Aiden Tolman advised Bulldogs supporters to not be shocked if their team's so-called 'new era' dawned earlier than next season's arrival of heavyweight prop...

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Bulldogs get six-star approval for $100 million redevelopment

Canterbury Bulldogs.

Daniel Lane Canterbury League Club has received the government's go-ahead for a $100 million project to transform its premises at Belmore into a six-star hotel and create new revenue streams that should...

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Chris McQueen warns rival NRL teams to beware of Bulldogs' bite

Chris McQueen makes a break against the Roosters in round one.

Daniel Lane Souths forward Chris McQueen says if Canterbury has proven one thing in recent weeks it is that they are genuine premiership contenders.

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Sharks prop Andrew Fifita breaks down after telling teammates of Canterbury Bulldogs switch

Andrew Fifita

Brad Walter, Daniel Lane Test prop Andrew Fifita broke down and cried after Monday night's loss to Gold Coast as he told Cronulla team-mates the reasons he had accepted a four year $3.4 million deal with Canterbury.

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Glen Fisiiahi being chased by Bulldogs

The Warriors' Glen Fisiiahi.

Daniel Lane New Zealand Warrior Glen Fisiiahi - aka The Flying Fish - was believed to be the fullback that the Canterbury Bulldogs hoped to lure to their kennel within a matter of weeks.

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Trent Hodkinson the best of British Bulldogs, says James Graham

Trent Hodkinson of the Bulldogs celebrates his match-winning drop goal against the Warriors.

Daniel Lane Canterbury forward James Graham wants halfback Trent Hodkinson in England's battle colours rather than the sky blue of NSW.

Cronulla Sharks prodigy Michael Lichaa next on Canterbury Bulldogs' shopping list

Hot property: Michael Lichaa of the Sharks.

Daniel Lane Canterbury are believed to have masterminded a multimillion-dollar raid on Cronulla, with sources at Belmore suggesting the Dogs have snared not only Origin prop Andrew Fifita but also talented young...

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Bulldogs bitten but Barba 'fine'

Barba

Daniel Lane Canterbury chief executive Todd Greenberg said while whiz-kid Ben Barba might sometimes appear frustrated out on the field, the fullback's rehabilitation remained on track.

Bulldogs fear Kangaroo snub

Daniel Lane, Adrian Proszenko ONE of Canterbury's greatest sons said he would be shocked if predictions the Bulldogs may not get a single player in the Australian Test squad came true.

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Rumours keep on snapping at heels of Bulldogs

Todd Greenberg

Daniel Lane WHEN chief executive Todd Greenberg fronted the media and delivered an impassioned statement about the reasons why Bulldogs superstar Ben Barba was stood down before the season-opening match, the...

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Bulldogs build safety net for players beset by depression

Des Hasler

Daniel Lane A young man was in the room of Canterbury's welfare officer pouring his heart out about drowning in the depths of depression when Bulldogs coach Des Hasler asked to see the player.

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State of Origin star Josh Reynolds makes a friend with kindred spirit

Josh Reynolds celebrating victory in Origin II.

Daniel Lane In one Sydney household, NSW Origin five-eighth Josh Reynolds will be fondly remembered long after the dust settles from this year's Blues series victory over Queensland all because he allowed for a...

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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.

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Golden Boomerang promises return to success

Busy man: Canterbury mental performance coach John Novak.

Daniel Lane John Novak, the mental performance coach at top-of-the-NRL-table Canterbury, has more than enough laurels to stuff a mattress.

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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'Hero' Josh Reynolds proved he'd give right arm for rep jumper

Running on injured: Josh Reynolds in action during last week's City v Country clash in Dubbo.

Daniel Lane Canterbury five-eighth Josh Reynolds proved to members of the City Origin coaching staff in Dubbo last weekend that he was a player who'd literally give his right arm for a representative jumper.

Warren Ryan and David Morrow suspended by ABC

Warren Ryan

Daniel Lane The veteran ABC radio commentary team of David Morrow and Warren Ryan were suspended from calling games as their station's management investigates allegations that a racist remark went to air last...

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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 recruit James Gavet out to make up for lost time

Point to prove: Wests Tigers prop James Gavet.

Daniel Lane If James Gavet lived up to the hope that Canterbury held for the powerful prop when they lured him across the Tasman in 2012, it is possible Andrew Fifita might not have been signed by the Bulldogs...

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Fair go for David Fifita in NRL at Cronulla Sharks

Chance to prove himself: David Fifita is playing for a contract with the Sharks.

Daniel Lane Cronulla chief executive Steve Noyce says David Fifita, the twin of Canterbury-bound enforcer Andrew, still has a future at the Sharks despite his brother's decision to leave the club for a...