Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

League

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

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.

League

Gallen confident Sharks won't be a soft touch for rampaging Cowboys

Gallen.

Daniel Lane Cronulla skipper Paul Gallen paid no credence to the notion - or the importance - of Saturday's opponents North Queensland having the so-called ''momentum'' going into the sudden-death final after...

Barba brilliance stuns Cowboys

Ben Barba

Daniel Lane Canterbury's top dog Steve Mortimer paid his old club's new excitement machine Ben Barba the ultimate compliment last night when he said he was the fullback's No.1 supporter.

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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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...

League

Cagey Hasler confident Dogs will easily look after No.1

Des Hasler

Daniel Lane Tony Williams was certain to provide Canterbury's pack with an X-factor for their opening match against North Queensland.

Rugby League

NRL 2013: the main men

Key man: Storm captain Cameron Smith.

Daniel Lane and Michael Chammas With the season kicking off on Thursday, we look at each team's key player.

League

Mellowed O'Donnell believes suspensions are in the past

Luke O'Donnell

Daniel Lane Sydney Roosters forward Luke O'Donnell said he was back in the NRL after two years in England's Super League to bolster the tri-colours with his go-forward and not add to his record as rugby league's...

Sheens on the radar for Warriors and Dragons

Tim Sheens.

Daniel Lane Four-time premiership-winning coach Tim Sheens could be back behind a clipboard soon with the Warriors and St George Illawarra interested in signing the former Wests Tigers mentor.

Origin

Tamou on straight and narrow in bid to win back Origin spot and respect

James Tamou

Laine Clark, Daniel Lane NSW forward James Tamou says he must work hard to win back the trust of his fans and peers after being caught drink-driving without a licence.

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Seventh tackle try shows fickle footballing gods are finally on Sharks' side

Cronulla

Daniel Lane The Cronulla team that played in Saturday's elimination final were up against more than the in-form North Queensland Cowboys: they needed to defy the footballing Gods who, since 1973, had toyed with...

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Video refs axed over blunders

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 14:  Johnathan Thurston of the Cowboys reacts as he speaks to referee Shayne Hayne after the awarding of a try to the Eagles during the NRL Semi Final match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the North Queensland Cowboys at Allianz Stadium on September 14, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Adrian Proszenko, Daniel Lane VIDEO referees Steve Clark and Paul Simpkins will be the latest in a long line of officials to be dumped this year after the NRL admitted what we knew already - they got the Kieran Foran call...

Rugby League

Manly on a Storm warning

Kieran Foran

Joe Barton, Daniel Lane Manly duo Kieran Foran and Jason King admit the Sea Eagles will need to lift if they are to topple fierce rival Melbourne Storm and reach their fourth NRL grand final in the past six seasons.

League

Carney's one-point wonder ruins party

Nathan Gardner.

Daniel Lane A long-range field goal from Todd Carney six minutes from fulltime has given Cronulla a gritty 15-14 NRL victory over Penrith at Centrebet Stadium.

Bunnies in the swing

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 06:  Michael Croker of the Rabbitohs in action during the round six NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Canterbury Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium on April 6, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Daniel Lane Dealing with momentum swings is a big part of life in the NRL, and South Sydney co-captain Michael Crocker says the Rabbitohs are learning to cope properly when matches turn against them.

Bring mongrel, be ruthless: Tamou in running to become top of the props

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 13: James Tamou of the Blues celebrates winning game two of the ARL State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on June 13, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) tamou.jpg

Daniel Lane NSW prop James Tamou is eager to live up to his promise to add ''mongrel'' to Wednesday night's decider in Brisbane and to take the mantle as the game's top prop from Queensland's Petero Civoniceva...