Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

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Chris McQueen warns rival NRL teams to beware of Bulldogs' bite

Daniel Lane Souths forward Chris McQueen says if Canterbury has proven one thing in recent weeks it is that they are genuine premiership contenders.

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 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.

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.

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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.

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Under-fire James Maloney no Friend in need

Setback: Roosters five-eighth James Maloney  yells as the ball slips from his hands against Manly.

Daniel Lane Sydney Roosters hooker Jake Friend took time out to shield the team's five-eighth James Maloney from criticism after suggestions he was fighting to retain his place in the NSW State of Origin team.

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Wests Tigers pack aim to make Darcy Lussick's Easter a nightmare

Wests Tigers

Daniel Lane Powerful Wests Tigers forwards Keith Galloway and Martin Taupau warned the pack that'd bullied the likes of Manly's Jason King, the Burgess brothers from Souths and North Queensland's Test props Matt...

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Justin Horo says Manly will restore bruised pride

Justin Horo

Daniel Lane Manly's Justin Horo admitted the sight of the Wests Tigers forwards smiling throughout last Sunday's ambush at Leichhardt Oval was harder to take than the physical battering.

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80-minute man: Nathan Peats is thriving at Parramatta.

Daniel Lane and Adrian Proszenko They may not be the biggest names in the game, but each has added a new dimension to his team after having arrived at new locations.

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Rooster James Maloney defends decision to override coach's order

Bad move: A dejected Aidan Guerra and James Maloney after Friday's loss to the Bulldogs.

Daniel Lane and Brad Walter Sydney Roosters five-eighth James Maloney defended the decision to ignore coach Trent Robinson's instruction to take a shot at goal which, had it been converted, might have seen the team win Friday...

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Kieran Foran: repay blood and love with loyalty clause

Kieran Foran

Daniel Lane Manly superstar Kieran Foran slammed the commercial reality of the NRL that meant an account's book could result in his teammate and friend Glenn Stewart leaving the Sea Eagles as he urged for...

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Wolfman Williams determined to forget GF howler

2013 NRL Grand Final. 
Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles v Sydney Roosters. 2ND HALF. Picture shows Manly player The Wolfman David Williams, right, knocks-on and try is disallowed.
ANZ Stadium, Sydney. 6th October 2013 Photo: JONATHAN CARROLL

Daniel Lane Manly winger David Williams, who had to revisit last year's grand final nightmare in the build-up to Friday night's replay, said he expected to be a target of the Sydney Roosters on Friday night...

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William Hopoate tough enough for Manly test, says teammate Jarryd Hayne

Give the man time: Jarryd Hayne has urged league fans to give Will Hopoate time to rediscover his best.

Daniel Lane Parramatta co-captain Jarryd Hayne said his time with new teammate William Hopoate proved that - despite the pressure on him to perform - he had the mental toughness needed to fire.

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John Hopoate: My son Will rise

John Hopoate and his son Will.

Daniel Lane "Sound, nothing spectacular" but "his best will come" was former international winger John Hopoate's early assessment of how his eldest son William was settling back into top grade football as a...

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