Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

League

James Tedesco to stay at Wests Tigers despite signing with Canberra Raiders

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers chief executive Grant Mayer says the club did not prompt James Tedesco to renege on his lucrative deal with Canberra.

NRL: Ricky Stuart happy to have sacked Cronulla Sharks physio at Canberra Raiders

Ricky Stuart

Daniel Lane Canberra coach Ricky Stuart has no qualms about having physiotherapist Konrad Schultz, one of the ''Cronulla Four'' sacked after ASADA's initial investigation into the 2011 supplements program at the...

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Stuart to stick around: Hayne says coach won't link up with the Raiders

Hayne

Daniel Lane Parramatta superstar Jarryd Hayne said he believed Eels coach Ricky Stuart would finish the job he started at the besieged club despite speculation Canberra had tabled a seven-year-deal worth...

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Raiders deny Furner's on his way out the exit door

Daniel Lane CANBERRA chairman John McIntyre has denied next Sunday's match between the Raiders and last-placed Parramatta will be coach David Furner's final chance to save his job.

League

Earl joins Canberra Raiders

Daniel Lane Penrith winger Sandor Earl was the latest first grade player to join another club mid-season after he was granted a release to join the Canberra Raiders.

Which is the greatest rugby league premiership-winning team of the past 35 years?

Era-defining premiers: A jubilant Parramatta Eels halfback Peter Sterling in 1986; playmaker Cliff Lyons from the victorious 1987 Manly Sea Eagles side; Darren Lockyer and Wayne Bennett savour a Brisbane premiership in 2006; Cameron Smith was key to the Storm’s success; Sydney Roosters star Sonny Bill Williams rejoices in 2013.

Daniel Lane Yes, we know how hard it is to compare teams and players from different eras, but that doesn’t stop lots of fans from doing so.

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League

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.

League

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...

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...

League

Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah calls for NRL to end get-out rule despite James Tedesco re-signing

Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah is pleased James Tedesco is sticking around.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah questioned the NRL having a rule that allowed players to back out of contracts before round 13 of each season even though it enabled his club to retain...

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League

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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Rugby League

Cronulla could face $1m fine from NRL over supplements program

Shane Flanagan.

Daniel Lane Club braces for $1 million fine over corporate governance issues relating to 2011 program.

Cash-strapped Cronulla prepare to cop $1 million doping fine

CRONULLA SHARKS

Daniel Lane Cronulla are bracing themselves for a $1 million fine from the NRL over corporate governance issues relating to their controversial supplements program in 2011.

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Myles away from his patchy past

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Daniel Lane A REJUVENATED Nate Myles said his Kangaroos jumper, and other season highlights, proved he needed a change of scenery after his stint at Sydney Roosters ended disastrously last year.

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...

League

Earl sets his sights on a City jersey

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Daniel Lane WHILE England and New Zealand have called for Canberra winger Sandor Earl to swear his allegiance to them in this World Cup year, his sights are set on representing City Origin against Country at...

Meninga's Origin tip for rival

 Mal Meninga

Daniel Lane MAL MENINGA bled too much alongside Laurie Daley during their time in the lime green jumper of Canberra during the 1980s and '90s to allow a triviality such as fanatical state pride to stop him from...

Daley to give key Blues an early nod

Laurie Daley

Daniel Lane NSW coach Laurie Daley will phone a select few Blues in the next couple of weeks - a good four months before game one of the State of Origin series - to tell them that, barring injury or an...

Daley avoids Mundine bait

Laurie Daley

Daniel Lane LAURIE DALEY was deep in preparing the Indigenous All Stars' battle plan for this year's annual game against the rest of the NRL's best when he learned Anthony Mundine dismissed him and the late...

Haumono to give Ferguson the hard word

Solomon Haumono

Daniel Lane Solomon Haumono will take time out from preparing for next month's bout with former world heavyweight boxing champion Oliver McCall to implore his nephew and Canberra winger Blake Ferguson to not...