Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

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

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.

Matt Moylan helping guide Penrith Panthers on their wild NRL season ride

Chosen one: Penrith fullback Matt Moylan has enjoyed a tremendous campaign.

Daniel Lane Matt Moylan, the Penrith hot shot who seems to play with ice water in his veins, pinpointed a match he played in the bush earlier this season as the moment when it dawned on him that he truly...

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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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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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World Club Challenge: Big game, big crowd but little cash reward for Roosters and Wigan

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 18:  (L-R) Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, Boyd Cordner and Anthony Minichiello of the Sydney Roosters and Michael McIlorum, Matty Smith and Matt Bowen of the Wigan Warriors pose with the World Club Challenge trophy during the World Club Challenge press conference at Allianz Stadium on February 18, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Daniel Lane World Club Champions. It ought to be considered one of rugby league's most prestigious titles but as the Sydney Roosters discovered after they defeated Britain's Wigan Warriors last Saturday, its...

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Grand final gain after Sydney Roosters' Daniel Mortimer pushed through pain

Daniel Mortimer

Daniel Lane Daniel Mortimer had been ostracised by Parramatta's coaching staff but his actions made it clear they hadn't broken him by being the first to training and remaining to work on his game long after...

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Roosters arrange weekend fly-in, fly-out deal with Kiwi schoolboy

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Daniel Lane THE Roosters will fly a 17-year-old hotshot from New Zealand each Friday to play in their SG Ball side and jet him home in time to be at school first thing of a Monday morning.

Maloney shines for patient Roosters

Moloney

Daniel Lane JAMES MALONEY proved to the Sydney Roosters faithful in Saturday night's Foundation Cup trial against Wests Tigers that the long wait for him to wear the tri-colours was worth it.

Beefed-up Roosters running on raw power

Waerea-Hargreaves.

Daniel Lane IF OPPONENTS needed yet another reason to be wary of Sydney Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, with his intimidating tattoos covering an arm and physical approach to all things footy, he spent...

Moa, Mortimer find a happy place at Roosters

Mortimer

Daniel Lane SYDNEY Roosters prop Sam Moa and utility Daniel Mortimer credited a dose of old-fashioned faith for allowing them to return from the brink and make their marks in a star-studded team.

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Roosters focus on security for SBW's return against Dogs

Sonny Bill Williams

Daniel Lane Sydney Roosters boss Brian Canavan says there will be serious consideration about the security needed in two weeks' time for Sonny Bill Williams' long-awaited showdown with Canterbury.

Roosters centre seeks inner warrior

Shaun Kenny-Dowall

Daniel Lane R oosters centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall picked a tough assignment when he vowed to use Sunday's match against the Warriors to atone for what he called his most disappointing defensive effort of the year.

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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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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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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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Spencer Walklate, tortured, murdered, lost in the mud but never forgotten

Overdue recognition: Spencer Walklate played 13 games for St George before he was captured, tortured and murdered on a secret mission in New Guinea in 1945.

Daniel Lane ''After capture, they were beaten with sticks, slapped in the face and kicked by some of the accused. It was then decided to execute the PW [prisoner of war].

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City Origin jumper a career-maker, says coach Brad Fittler

City Origin hope: South Sydney halfback Adam Reynolds.

Daniel Lane Brad Fittler warned any player who ruled himself out of this year's annual City-Country Origin match to realise that he risked forfeiting a representative career.

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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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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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