Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

Rugby League

No Burgess baiting for me, vows Storm leader

Cameron Smith with daughter Matilda on Saturday.

Daniel Lane Melbourne skipper Cameron Smith insists he has no plan to ruffle any feathers.

Rugby League

Manly on a Storm warning

Kieran Foran

Joe Barton, Daniel Lane Manly duo Kieran Foran and Jason King admit the Sea Eagles will need to lift if they are to topple fierce rival Melbourne Storm and reach their fourth NRL grand final in the past six seasons.

Storm's unheralded hardman shines among stars

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 21:  Jaiman Lowe of the Storm celebrate winning the NRL Preliminary Final match between the Melbourne Storm and the Manly Sea Eagles at AAMI Park on September 21, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Daniel Lane EVERY snowflake plays its part in the destructive avalanche, every raindrop adds to the terrible flood and today footslogger Jaiman Lowe has his role in the super-slick, Melbourne Storm side.

Storm's final high for tough man Lowe

Jaiman Lowe will today try to farewell the big time with a premier's ring.

Daniel Lane Today foot-slogger Jaiman Lowe has his role in the super-slick Melbourne Storm side.

Sports science a good thing, says Storm manager

Daniel Lane Sports science has been dragged through the mud during the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency's investigation into allegations of illegal substances in sport, but NRL premiers Melbourne say it is...

League

Manly look to Perth for Storm rematch

Daniel Lane DEFENDING NRL premiers Manly are negotiating a deal with the West Australian government that could result in the club surrendering its home ground advantage to play bitter rivals Melbourne in Perth.

Tassie AFL club backs Storm

Daniel Lane TASMANIA'S most successful Australian football club will bankroll the Melbourne Storm's bid to establish a foothold for rugby league in Hobart when Craig Bellamy's men play Brisbane in a trial there...

Storm boy Ryles ready to unleash a purple reign

Daniel Lane FORMER international Jason Ryles says he has not been recruited by Melbourne to be their new Adam Blair.

Storm's super sub Cronk sinks Penrith

Daniel Lane COOPER CRONK emphasised the meaning of impact player in the stifling Penrith heat yesterday when the Melbourne Storm's star halfback was injected into what, until that point, had been an arm wrestle...

League

No point to St George Illawarra protest: NRL

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 14: Gareth Widdop of the Dragons and his team mates look dejcted after losing the round 6 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the St George Illawarra Dragons at AAMI Park on April 14, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Daniel Lane The NRL's head of football Todd Greenberg said there was no chance of St George Illawarra being awarded the two premiership points from Monday night's loss to Melbourne when the Storm scored after...

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Steve Mortimer: 10-metre rule has ruined the game

Funeral for Frank Hyde held at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, Manly.  Guest Steve Mortimer.  Hyde 070928 SMH.News.Photo Steven Siewert SPECIALX SS070928

Daniel Lane Steve Mortimer, one of rugby league's great attacking players, appealed for the code's authorities to acknowledge finally that the 10 metres defensive line had sent the game backwards as an...

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League

Jordan McLean tackle was devastating, but seven-game suspension too tough says Jason Stevens

RL Judiciary jordan McLean in the NRL Judiciary room
Wednesday April 3 2014
SHD;Sport;Picture by Steve Lunam

Daniel Lane Former NSW Origin prop Jason Stevens said he thought the seven week suspension handed down to Melbourne Storm player Jordan McLean for the tackle on Newcastle forward Alex McKinnon was severe,...

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The best NRL buys of 2014

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.

League

South Sydney star Greg Inglis wrestles with concussion law

Greg Inglis

Daniel Lane Souths superstar Greg Inglis provided an insight into the mindshift NRL players still needed to make in these early days of the concussion law when he admitted it was "disappointing" to be confined...

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League

Adam Blair says Andrew Fifita will come under intense scrutiny from fans

Under scrutiny: Andrew Fifita's move to Canterbury will put pressure on the prop.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers prop Adam Blair knows all about the pressure of becoming a high-profile signing at a new club and has some advice for Andrew Fifita.

League

Alex McKinnon is in the thoughts of John Farragher

In full flight: Farragher, playing against Cronulla in 1978, said on Wednesday that he hopes Alex McKinnon makes a full recovery

Daniel Lane Former Penrith player John Farragher, who became a quadriplegic in 1978 when a scrum collapsed on him during a match against Newtown, said his prayers were with Alex McKinnon.

League

Blues spurred by the echoes of 2005

Paul Gallen

Glenn Jackson, Michael Carayannis, Daniel Lane, Chris Barrett, Brad Walter NSW's class of '13 recall where they were the last time the Blues won a State of Origin series.

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League

Marshall admits he's under pressure to keep Kiwi spot

Benji Marshall

Daniel Lane As if Wests Tigers playmaker Benji Marshall doesn't have enough to contend with in this, his winter of discontent, he's now fighting to be a part of New Zealand's World Cup defence.

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League

Burgess must control fire fuelling his game or risk being burnt, says Fenech

Sam Burgess

Daniel Lane South Sydney legend Mario Fenech, who was sent off nine times in his career, has pleaded for the club's enforcer Sam Burgess to learn from the hot-headed mistakes that have made him a marked man.

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League

Persistent Potter puts stamp on Tigers job

Mick Potter

Daniel Lane After his coaching career was supposedly on a razor's edge a fortnight ago, Mick Potter is expected to receive the ultimate vote of confidence on Monday when his Wests Tigers support staff for next...