Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

Which is the greatest rugby league premiership-winning team of the past 35 years?

Daniel Lane Yes, we know how hard it is to compare teams and players from different eras, but that doesn’t stop lots of fans from doing so.

Matt Moylan helping guide Penrith Panthers on their wild NRL season ride

Chosen one: Penrith fullback Matt Moylan has enjoyed a tremendous campaign.

Daniel Lane Matt Moylan, the Penrith hot shot who seems to play with ice water in his veins, pinpointed a match he played in the bush earlier this season as the moment when it dawned on him that he truly...

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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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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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Wests Tigers forward Liam Fulton could become messenger on the dangers of concussion

Role to play: The Wests Tigers are hoping Liam Fulton can work with the league to educate young players.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers chief executive Grant Mayer has discussed with NRL head of football Todd Greenberg the prospect of Liam Fulton being recruited to address players about the dangers of not speaking up...

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Paul Gallen warns Cronulla Sharks' NRL rivals the joke could be on them

Proud bunch: The Sharks have proven their fighting qualities in recent weeks.

Daniel Lane  Despite many problems facing the club - on and off the field - Paul Gallen has warned fellow NRL clubs to treat Cronulla as the game's laughing stock at their peril.

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Cronulla Sharks chief executive Steve Noyce says NRL territorial draft proposal worth another look

Daniel Lane Cronulla chief executive Steve Noyce said the NRL must revisit the failed 2004 territorial draft proposal to open new sources of junior talent to clubs and ease the poaching that has infuriated teams...

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Chris Lawrence says it'll be a mistake not to stop Wests Tigers errors

Trying times: Chris Lawrence says the Tigers high error rate against Souths was due to players trying too hard.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers centre Chris Lawrence said he and his teammates were well aware that their brilliant start to the season was in danger of unravelling if they do not eliminate the mistakes that plagued...

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Socceroo Mat Ryan meets his sporting inspiration, Jarryd Hayne

Star power: Socceroos keeper Mat Ryan and Eels superstar Jarryd Hayne at Parramatta training.

Daniel Lane  After  testing his nerve and skills in the FIFA World Cup against the likes of Dutch maestro Robin van Persie  and Spanish matador Fernando Torres, Socceroos' goalkeeper Mat Ryan...

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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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Wests Tigers coach Mick Potter has gone from dead man walking to a man in demand

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Daniel Lane Last year, as Wests Tigers' season lurched from one disaster to the next, head coach Mick Potter was described as the NRL's dead man walking – now he's on the verge of signing a new deal with...

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Cronulla Sharks not just team of senior citizens: Noyce

Vintage performers Paul Gallen and Luke Lewis starred for NSW on Wednesday night and will be key members of Cronulla's attempts to turn their season around over the second half of the year.

Daniel Lane Cronulla chief executive Steve Noyce took a swipe at critics of the club's growing number of 30-something players after 30-year-old Michael Ennis was recruited to replace talented 20-year-old Michael...

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Tim Sheens linked with St George Illawarra Dragons

Daniel Lane After guiding Australia to last World Cup triumph in England, Tim Sheens has been linked to St George Illawarra.

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Andrew Dunemann frontrunner for vacant Cronulla Sharks gig

Former Canberra Raiders assistant coach Andrew Dunemann.

Daniel Lane Andrew Dunemann, who was made the caretaker coach when David Furner was dismissed by Canberra last season, is in the frame to take the same role with Cronulla.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs' Alex Johnston faces different kind of blood sport against Gold Coast Titans

Rookie rising: Rabbitohs winger Alex Johnston.

Daniel Lane When South Sydney's Alex Johnston opposes his older cousin, and Gold Coast centre, James Roberts at ANZ Stadium on Monday, it should be yet another lesson in the talented three-quarter's early...

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Todd Carney drama a lesson in trust, says Lote Tuqiri

Words of wisdom: NRL veteran Lote Tuqiri says there are plenty of lessons to be learned from the Todd Carney

Daniel Lane South Sydney veteran winger Lote Tuqiri says the lewd photograph posted on social media of dumped Cronulla five-eighth Todd Carney is a warning for NRL players to be sure they really know their...

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Sensitive Jared Waerea-Hargreaves strives for greatness

Hard to stop: Jared Waerea-Hargreaves pumps the legs.

Daniel Lane It says a lot that Sydney Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves could control the compulsive nature he has displayed on the footy field to wait until he had saved the money to buy the Harley-Davidson...

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Wests Tigers prop Keith Galloway urges Liam Fulton to put family before footy

Looking at the bigger picture: Keith Galloway.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers prop Keith Galloway revealed he had taken teammate Liam Fulton aside and implored for him to accept that his long-term health – and the future of his young family – was a far...

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William Hopoate says Eels revival still has a way to go

Not there yet: Despite their strong start, William Hopoate says the Eels have a way to go.

Daniel Lane Parramatta's marquee recruit William Hopoate welcomed the notion of success-starved Eels fans celebrating their team's unexpected high standing on the NRL's premiership ladder, but warned there were...

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Andrew Fifita asks NRL to investigate breakdown of Canterbury deal

Calls for investigation: Sharks prop Andrew Fifita.

Adrian Proszenko, Brad Walter, Daniel Lane and Michael Carayannis Andrew Fifita's management team has asked the NRL to investigate why his multi-million-dollar contract with Canterbury failed to come to fruition as it emerged that the Test prop knew the deal was on...