Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane

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

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Wests Tigers prop James Gavet's triumph over adversity

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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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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Wests Tigers players engage in postcode skirmish

Aaron Woods

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers cult hero Aaron Woods sparked a new "war" in the merged club that has long been divided by petty jealousies with his constant reference to "2040" - the postcode for Balmain's spiritual...

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For Wests Tigers Blake Austin training starts long before he gets to Concord

On track: New Wests Tigers five-eighth Blake Austin.

Daniel Lane Depending on his training schedule new Wests Tigers five-eighth Blake Austin normally starts his work day by catching the 6.

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One-time Manly fan Aaron Woods gives Wests Tigers pack a punch

Changed man: After being a Manly fan as a child, Aaron Woods's loyalty now lies with the Wests Tigers.

Daniel Lane Aaron Woods grew up as a self-confessed "mad" Manly fan but the NSW Origin prop realised he was really a dyed-in-the-wool Wests Tigers man last year when the Sea Eagles tabled a lucrative deal for...

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Pat Richards happy to recall that golden day with the Wests Tigers

Back with a bang: Pat Richards has enjoyed a strong start on returning to the NRL.

Daniel Lane Pat Richards has been unstoppable since returning to the Wests Tigers wing after eight years in England, but one thought jolts him dead in his tracks – what would have happened had he dropped Benji...

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Wests Tigers hit by staphlycoccus scare

Robbie Farah during Wests Tigers training at Concord Oval. Picture: Jonathan Ng

Daniel Lane One Wests Tigers player was described as suffering a "serious" infection and was quarantined indefinitely while another was being monitored and had received a heavy dose of antibiotics on Wednesday...

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Wests Tigers demand compensation to ward off 'cheque-book' rivals

Hot property: Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco has been linked to Canterbury.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers chief executive Grant Mayer warned the NRL that unless his club received compensation in the future for the juniors they developed but were signed elsewhere he'd join the code's ranks of...

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Wests Tigers recruit James Gavet out to make up for lost time

Point to prove: Wests Tigers prop James Gavet.

Daniel Lane If James Gavet lived up to the hope that Canterbury held for the powerful prop when they lured him across the Tasman in 2012, it is possible Andrew Fifita might not have been signed by the Bulldogs...

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Wests Tigers prop Aaron Woods has plenty of grunt

Aaron Woods got through plenty of work on Friday night against the Rabbitohs.

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers forwards coach Steve Roach says former NSW Origin player Aaron Woods lived up to the pre-match plan to take the Rabbitohs pack head on.

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Wests Tigers centre Chris Lawrence lauds Braith Anasta's calming influence

Braith Anasta during Wests Tigers training at Concord Oval. Picture: Jonathan Ng

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers centre Chris Lawrence said one advantage in having perhaps the NRL's most maligned player - veteran Braith Anasta - on his club's books was the sense of "calm" and "patience" he provided...

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Jim Marsden denies suggestions he wants to be a Wests Tigers director

Jim Marsden

Daniel Lane Former Wests Magpies chairman Jim Marsden says he took NRL chief David Smith and other heavy hitters on a bus tour of the MacArthur region to highlight Sydney's south-west as a league goldmine, not...

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Stephen Cartwright offers aid to Wests Tigers as NRL decides on independent directors

Stephen Cartwright

Daniel Lane Stephen Cartwright, one of the state's best connected business leaders, revealed he had already discussed with NRL boss David Smith about how he could serve Wests Tigers as the league prepares to...

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Wests Tigers prop Keith Galloway's honeymoon interrupted by toe injury

Keith Galloway

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers prop Keith Galloway has needed to plot his pre-season training - and honeymoon in a tropical paradise - around a bung big toe.

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Wests Tigers recruit Blake Austin taught life lesson as coach of troubled teens

Blake Austin

Daniel Lane W ests Tigers recruit Blake Austin thought he could teach a group of children from the wrong side of the tracks a bit about football when he volunteered to coach an under-16 team at Doonside in...

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Wests Tigers' heavy hitters throw weight behind coach

Adam Blair

Daniel Lane Wests Tigers forwards Adam Blair and Aaron Woods have offered first-year NRL coach Michael Potter their support, with Blair proclaiming Potter had the ''balls'' to make tough calls.

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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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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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Robbie Farah vows to beat the clock with elbow rehab

Daniel Lane Injured Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah expected he'd return to action earlier than doctors predicted after his elbow was dislocated in last Saturday night's victory over North Queensland.

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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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