Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

League

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

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

League

Spencer Walklate, tortured, murdered, lost in the mud but never forgotten

Overdue recognition: Spencer Walklate played 13 games for St George before he was captured, tortured and murdered on a secret mission in New Guinea in 1945.

Daniel Lane ''After capture, they were beaten with sticks, slapped in the face and kicked by some of the accused. It was then decided to execute the PW [prisoner of war].

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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.

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Brad Fittler says judiciary should follow NRL lead on dangerous throws

Matt White was reported for a lifting tackle against Penrith and charged with a grade-two dangerous throw.

Daniel Lane City Origin coach Brad Fittler says it will be the judiciary's responsibility over the next few weeks to prove the NRL is serious about its war on dangerous throws after seven players were charged...

League

Tony Archer wants answers after North Queensland Cowboys' fury over video refereeing

Tony Archer

Adrian Proszenko and Daniel Lane The officials involved in the obstruction call that robbed North Queensland could be axed after referees boss Tony Archer admitted he had "real questions" about the video refereeing decision.

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Craig Catterick, rugby league's new hot property

Experienced rugby league trainer Craig Catterick during his time with Cronulla last year.

Daniel Lane He's 50, played his last game of football in 1993 but Craig Catterick has skills that NSW Origin captain Paul Gallen acknowledged made him a hot property in the modern game.

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

Eels

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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Robbie Farah vows to beat the clock with elbow rehab

Daniel Lane Injured Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah expected he'd return to action earlier than doctors predicted after his elbow was dislocated in last Saturday night's victory over North Queensland.

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Parramatta Eels prop Darcy Lussick says some shoulder charges are unavoidable

Darcy Lussick of the Eels.

Daniel Lane Parramatta prop Darcy Lussick said while players were doing their best to observe the NRL's ban on shoulder charges he believed that they were sometimes unavoidable.

League

No point to St George Illawarra protest: NRL

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 14: Gareth Widdop of the Dragons and his team mates look dejcted after losing the round 6 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the St George Illawarra Dragons at AAMI Park on April 14, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Daniel Lane The NRL's head of football Todd Greenberg said there was no chance of St George Illawarra being awarded the two premiership points from Monday night's loss to Melbourne when the Storm scored after...

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Wests Tigers pack aim to make Darcy Lussick's Easter a nightmare

Wests Tigers

Daniel Lane Powerful Wests Tigers forwards Keith Galloway and Martin Taupau warned the pack that'd bullied the likes of Manly's Jason King, the Burgess brothers from Souths and North Queensland's Test props Matt...

League

Under-fire James Maloney no Friend in need

Setback: Roosters five-eighth James Maloney  yells as the ball slips from his hands against Manly.

Daniel Lane Sydney Roosters hooker Jake Friend took time out to shield the team's five-eighth James Maloney from criticism after suggestions he was fighting to retain his place in the NSW State of Origin team.

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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...

League

Wests Tigers prop James Gavet's triumph over adversity

Onwards and upwards: Wests Tigers prop James Gavet.

Daniel Lane James Gavet, the terror of the Wests Tigers forward pack, wasn’t joking when he said, had it not been for rugby league, he would probably be in the sewers deep beneath Auckland shovelling muck for a...

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Jordan McLean tackle was devastating, but seven-game suspension too tough says Jason Stevens

RL Judiciary jordan McLean in the NRL Judiciary room
Wednesday April 3 2014
SHD;Sport;Picture by Steve Lunam

Daniel Lane Former NSW Origin prop Jason Stevens said he thought the seven week suspension handed down to Melbourne Storm player Jordan McLean for the tackle on Newcastle forward Alex McKinnon was severe,...

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Les Boyd laments league becoming an 'industry'

Industry, not a game: Former hardman Les Boyd says league has changed since his days playing as a forward.

Daniel Lane Former Wests and Manly forward Les Boyd, regarded as one of rugby league's most intimidating players, was concerned the code had paid a high price for the administration and coaches turning it from a...

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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...

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Pat Richards happy to recall that golden day with the Wests Tigers

Back with a bang: Pat Richards has enjoyed a strong start on returning to the NRL.

Daniel Lane Pat Richards has been unstoppable since returning to the Wests Tigers wing after eight years in England, but one thought jolts him dead in his tracks – what would have happened had he dropped Benji...

League

Rooster James Maloney defends decision to override coach's order

Bad move: A dejected Aidan Guerra and James Maloney after Friday's loss to the Bulldogs.

Daniel Lane and Brad Walter Sydney Roosters five-eighth James Maloney defended the decision to ignore coach Trent Robinson's instruction to take a shot at goal which, had it been converted, might have seen the team win Friday...

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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...