Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

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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.

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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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State of Origin: players want NRL stopped for three weeks

Punishing: Origin players are hard pressed to back up for their club sides in the same week.

Brad Walter, Roy Ward and Daniel Lane A delegation of players from every club will next week tell NRL chiefs of their concerns about the scheduling of Origin matches, and some NSW and Queensland stars want the premiership to be put on...

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Sydney Roosters' deal with Central Coast gives weight to Bears' NRL bid

Greg Florimo.

Daniel Lane Greg Florimo, the chief executive of the Central Coast Bears' bid to join an expanded NRL competition, said the deal that aligned the region to the Sydney Roosters highlighted the need for its own...

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Ben Te'o looks for a change to help heal hurt after tough year

Daniel Lane South Sydney and Queensland State of Origin enforcer Ben Te'o revealed how hard it had been for him to deal with the "hurt" he'd carried since he was accused by a Brisbane woman of physically...

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James Tedesco's decision to stay with Tigers was luck, not fox cunning, says Grant Mayer

Staying in NSW: Tedesco.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers chief executive Grant Mayer  insisted "dumb luck" rather than coercion was why James Tedesco  initiated the round 13 'get out' clause to break his agreement with Canberra.

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