Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

Warriors stand by sponsor

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 02:  Ben Matulino of the Warriors scores a try during the round 26 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Canberra Raiders at Mt Smart Stadium on September 2, 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

Daniel Lane THE New Zealand Warriors say they have no intention of backing away from a controversial sponsorship deal with an infant formula manufacturer despite breastfeeding groups on both sides of the Tasman...

Sheens on the radar for Warriors and Dragons

Tim Sheens.

Daniel Lane Four-time premiership-winning coach Tim Sheens could be back behind a clipboard soon with the Warriors and St George Illawarra interested in signing the former Wests Tigers mentor.

League

Sam Burgess lives in the present to provide South Sydney purpose

Focused: Sam Burgess says he is only thinking of the Rabbitohs at the moment.

Daniel Lane South Sydney forward Sam Burgess makes it clear he is focused on seeing his job through for the Rabbitohs, despite the excitement of the challenge that awaits him to make next year's England rugby...

League

Parramatta Eels recruit Manu Ma'u rises from big house to the big time

Manu M'au

Daniel Lane If Manu Ma'u needed a reminder of how far he'd come since he was a teenaged member of a Polynesian gang, it hit him during a team walk with the Parramatta squad before the Auckland Nines when he...

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Parramatta Eels lock in Manu Ma'u with new deal

New deal: Manu Ma'u of the Eels.

Daniel Lane Parramatta moved swiftly to lock up their boom rookie forward Manu Ma'u hours before the 25-year-old's five star showing against the New Zealand Warriors by upgrading his contract.

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...

Parramatta attitude still has Mannah in raptures

Tim Mannah

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 are travelling...

Glen Fisiiahi being chased by Bulldogs

The Warriors' Glen Fisiiahi.

Daniel Lane New Zealand Warrior Glen Fisiiahi - aka The Flying Fish - was believed to be the fullback that the Canterbury Bulldogs hoped to lure to their kennel within a matter of weeks.

League

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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Grant Mayer will rule Liam Fulton out if needed

Concussion break: Liam Fulton may be forced to sit out the round four NRL match against the Warriors.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers chief executive Grant Mayer said he'd have no problem overruling coach Mick Potter and resting Liam Fulton after the back-rower was concussed for the second time in three weeks on Friday...

League

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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Kiwis consider unleashing Taupau, Gavet and Manu M'au

Fast track: Wests Tigers tearaway James Gavet  is an Aussie by birth but he wants to play for  New Zealand.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers enforcer James Gavet's international career could be fast-tracked for next month's Anzac Test after revelations he qualified for the Kangaroos because he was born in Sydney.

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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.

League

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

Chris McQueen makes a break against the Roosters in round one.

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

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Wests Tigers prop James Gavet's triumph over adversity

Onwards and upwards: Wests Tigers prop James Gavet.

Daniel Lane James Gavet, the terror of the Wests Tigers forward pack, wasn’t joking when he said, had it not been for rugby league, he would probably be in the sewers deep beneath Auckland shovelling muck for a...

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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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Plan for under-20s league to become midweek rating hit

Daniel Lane It is understood a proposal is being formulated to turn the NRL's under-20s competition into the code's answer to American college football by broadcasting, at the least, one key match during prime...

Father inspires SKD's shot at glory

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 21: Shaun Kenny-Dowall of the Roosters runs the ball during the round 15 NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium on June 21, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Daniel Lane The turf where he'll put everything on the line to try to win the premiership on Sunday is sacred to Roosters centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall, who proudly revealed it's already hosted a moment seared in...

League

Corey Norman: I was never going to turn my back on Parramatta Eels deal

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 09: Corey Norman of the Broncos attempts to 
break free from the defence during the round two NRL match between the Brisbane 
Broncos and the North Queensland Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium on March 9, 2012 in 
Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)


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Daniel Lane Parramatta recruit Corey Norman insists the thought of reneging on his deal to join the Eels never crossed his mind even as he watched the club lurch from one drama to the next in 2013.

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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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