Samantha Lane

Samantha Lane

Samantha Lane is a sports writer with The Age's sports section. She joined The Sunday Age's sports team in 2005, where she specialised in the coverage of Australian Rules football, before joining the daily Age in 2007. She has a wealth of multi-media broadcasting experience since starting her journalism career in 2002 at www.afl.com.au. She is also a panellist on Network Ten's Before the Game. Samantha covered the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, the 2008 Beijing Olympics and will be reporting extensively on the 2012 London Olympics.

AFL

Fans fail to show for pre-season

Samantha Lane Nearly double the crowd was at the same venue to watch the same clubs in 2007.

Blues keen on a Princes Park revival

Princess Park.

Samantha Lane Carlton wants to host matches for premiership points at its traditional Princes Park home again.

AFL

McGuire didn't intend racial slur, says Dean Rioli

Dean Rioli.

Samantha Lane Dean Rioli has excused Eddie McGuire in the fallout of his King Kong racial slur about Adam Goodes.

AFL

Success sparks support for women's game

Chelsea Randall of Melbourne tackles Lauren Spark of the Western Bulldogs in the inaugural AFL women's match at the MCG.

Samantha Lane The first AFL-sanctioned women's match has been declared a resounding success with the movement now set to receive unprecedented league support after winning a host of powerful new fans.

Footy's $23m puncture

Andrew Demetriou

Samantha Lane and Peter Ker AFL's ambitious push into northern states stretches code to its first financial loss in a decade.

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