Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

League

Penrith Panthers board to buck trend and run unopposed

Daniel Lane Penrith Panthers Group chief executive Warren Wilson has credited the club's focus on its junior nursery as a key reason for stability on and off the field.

Claws out as Panthers promise no mercy

Kevin Kingston

Daniel Lane Penrith skipper Kevin Kingston said it was crucial his team went for the kill against an injury-ravaged Wests Tigers in Sunday afternoon's match or risk being embarrassed in front of their home crowd.

League

Sacking from Penrith still in Eel of steel Joseph Paulo's mind

Daniel Lane Parramatta forward Joseph Paulo says even though it has been three action-stacked years since he was sent packing from Penrith, he'll be determined to, once again, try to prove a point when he plays...

League

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

Hard yards: Parramatta’s Manu Ma’u.

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.

League

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.

Jamie Soward 'a good bloke', says Tim Grant of new mateship at Penrith after Kokoda trip

Jamie Soward

Daniel Lane Trekking the Kokoda Track for up to 16 hours a day not only provided Penrith prop Tim Grant with a deeper appreciation for the Diggers who helped halt the Japanese invasions of World War II, but it...

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League

Tommy Raudonikis refuses to hate rugby league, despite his personal pain

Tommy Raudonikis at the funeral of his grandson, Jake Kedzile.

Daniel Lane If anyone on the planet had their reasons to hate rugby league because of the pain it had dealt him and his family it's Wests Magpies legend Tommy Raudonikis.

League

Cronulla's Wade Graham credits Paul Gallen with career turnaround

Breaking through: Wade Graham in action against Wests Tigers last year.

Daniel Lane Cronulla's Wade Graham, now being pursued by rival clubs and mentioned as a contender for the NSW Origin side, has revealed the role his injured skipper Paul Gallen has played in putting his career...

League

Penrith rookie Dallin Watene-Zelezniak shapes up to a family legend

Star of the future: Penrith's Dallin Watene-Zelezniak makes his first-grade debut this weekend.

Daniel Lane Teenager Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, earmarked for years by junior talent scouts as rugby league's ''next big thing'', will take a significant step in his quest to honour a famous ancestor when he makes...

Kiwis beat Kangaroos to the punch on precocious Panther

Stephen Kearney

Daniel Lane Penrith teenager Dallin Watene-Zelezniak is in demand to pledge his allegiance to New Zealand after he was sought out by the Kiwi national coach Stephen Kearney for a patriotically-charged meeting...

Cronulla's polarising centre won't be changing

Ben Pomeroy

Daniel Lane It's believed many computer keyboards have been destroyed over the years by Cronulla supporters venting their spleen on internet forum sites about the Sharks' long-serving centre Ben Pomeroy's...

League

A vulnerable kid keen to look after his family

Earl

Daniel Lane The morning 14-year-old Sandor Earl entered the boxing gym above the mechanic's shop on Five Dock's busy Queens Road, it was obvious he was a born athlete.

League

Cancer gives Lewis a new perspective

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Daniel Lane IT MIGHTN'T have felt like it at the time but Cronulla recruit Luke Lewis enjoyed a significant victory on Friday even though his legs begged for mercy, his lungs screamed for oxygen, the blood...

League

Now Hopoate looks to Japan

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Daniel Lane WILL HOPOATE is the latest big name NRL player eyeing off a stint in Japanese rugby.

Peponis: There's worse things in game than shoulder charge

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Daniel Lane, Ben Stanley CANTERBURY chairman George Peponis is adamant the NRL has a greater priority than outlawing the shoulder charge to safeguard its players from unnecessary punishment - the former Test skipper believes...

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Fuss over SBW is jealousy, says Politis

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Andrew Wu and Daniel Lane SYDNEY ROOSTERS head honcho Nick Politis has made an impassioned defence of his prized recruit Sonny Bill Williams by declaring the All Black, rugby league international and Kiwi heavyweight boxer...

Comeback king Gordon aims to show Sharks fans he is still flash

Michael Gordon

Daniel Lane CRONULLA recruit Michael Gordon, restricted to 25 matches in the past two seasons through knee and ankle injuries, insists the nature of the problems that sidelined him did not mess with his head.

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.

Shark attack

Cronulla Sharks training.

Daniel Lane, Nick Ralston Cronulla Sharks players have allegedly received under-the-table payments from a security company sponsor, opening another battle front for the club at the centre of an investigation by the Australian...