Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

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Manu Ma'u crashes through in debut season with NRL's Parramatta Eels

Daniel Lane When Parramatta rookie Manu Ma'u was named to play in the Eels top grade squad at the beginning of the season he promised to give his all for what he called his ''chance'' - and statistics revealed...

Jarryd Hayne set to be rested by Eels

Jarryd Hayne

Daniel Lane Parramatta appeared unlikely to include NSW Origin hero Jarryd Hayne in their lineup for Friday night's match against Penrith.

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Semi Radradra too valuable for Eels to lose, says Ken Sio

Daniel Lane Parramatta winger Ken Sio is urging the club’s hierarchy to repel the offers boom flanker Semi Radradra has apparently fielded from overseas rugby union clubs.

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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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Jarryd Hayne looks back to move forward at Parramatta Eels

Jarryd Hayne

Daniel Lane Jarryd Hayne chose the NRL's lavish launch during the week as heavy-hitters, celebrities, the rich and the shameless milled to rub shoulders with him to say that he knew the lament of the housing...

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Parramatta Eels recruit Manu Ma'u rises from big house to the big time

Manu M'au

Daniel Lane If Manu Ma'u needed a reminder of how far he'd come since he was a teenaged member of a Polynesian gang, it hit him during a team walk with the Parramatta squad before the Auckland Nines when he...

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Parramatta Eels lock in Manu Ma'u with new deal

New deal: Manu Ma'u of the Eels.

Daniel Lane Parramatta moved swiftly to lock up their boom rookie forward Manu Ma'u hours before the 25-year-old's five star showing against the New Zealand Warriors by upgrading his contract.

Parramatta captain says Eels in for tough test against Roosters

Daniel Lane Parramatta co-captain Tim Mannah - still sporting a grin after his team’s comprehensive opening round win over the Warriors - predicted the Eels would get a better gauge of how they're...

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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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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.

Hopoate getting cold feet about Eels

William Hopoate

Daniel Lane As Ricky Stuart weighs up whether to coach the besieged Eels or accept a lucrative contract tabled by his spiritual home, Canberra, his decision could determine if prized recruit William Hopoate...

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Bulked-up Eels prop Tim Mannah relishing Christmas with all the trimmings

Tim Mannah

Daniel Lane Parramatta prop Tim Mannah will attack his Christmas roast lamb, turkey, baked potatoes, plum pudding and whatever else he can digest with guilt-free gusto.

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Corey Norman: I was never going to turn my back on Parramatta Eels deal

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 09: Corey Norman of the Broncos attempts to 
break free from the defence during the round two NRL match between the Brisbane 
Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium on March 9, 2012 in 
Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)


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Daniel Lane Parramatta recruit Corey Norman insists the thought of reneging on his deal to join the Eels never crossed his mind even as he watched the club lurch from one drama to the next in 2013.

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William Hopoate content at Parramatta Eels now coaching dramas sorted

William Hopoate

Daniel Lane William Hopoate's manager Tyran Smith made it clear there would be no decision made about his star client's future until he sat down with Parramatta's new coach Brad Arthur in a few weeks time.

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William Hopoate puts up his hand to lead the Eels back up the table

William Hopoate

Daniel Lane William Hopoate will return to Sydney from his two-year Mormon mission to inform Parramatta he has no intention of initiating a get-out clause in his lucrative contract and instead will do all he can...

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William Hopoate will stand by Parramatta Eels as two-year Mormon mission ends

William Hopoate.

Daniel Lane William Hopoate, the man Parramatta supporters are banking on to work a miracle for their besieged club, returned to Sydney on Tuesday night after he had completed his two-year Mormon missionary and...

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Stuart tells Eels board to plug destabilising media leaks

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 27:  Ricky Stuart speaks at a press conference to announce his new role as coach of the Parramatta Eels NRL team at Parramatta Stadium on July 27, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. Stuart has signed a three year deal with the Eels.  (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)

Daniel Lane New Parramatta coach Ricky Stuart has directed two blunt messages to his club, telling board members their habit of leaking sensitive information to the media hurt the players and needed to cease...

Desperate Eels pay top dollar in scramble to boost talent pool

Aiden Tolman

Daniel Lane Canterbury prop Aiden Tolman is believed to have benefited from Parramatta's inability to recruit big-name players, after the Eels splashed out with a $2 million, three-year offer.

Eels take a life lesson from Stuart and his fight for a cause

Ricky Stuart

Daniel Lane ''For fathers, new to this, give support and love.'' - Ricky Stuart, page 200, The Australian Autism Handbook

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Eels fume as Folau changes tack again

Israel Folau

Daniel Lane Israel Folau has fallen so far from grace that he is now Parramatta's most reviled individual.