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.
Samantha Lane On the eve of a historic grand final former Fremantle players reflect on the former years.
Samantha Lane WADA chief annoyed over being linked to report on infraction notices.
Samantha Lane Disgruntled Essendon players may be able to leave club as delisted free agents.
Samantha Lane No one has emerged from this forever-tainted football season unscathed.
Samantha Lane Justin Koschitzke is hoping to finish his AFL career with an unbridled celebration.
Samantha Lane The AFL's determination to protect the 'integrity' of this year's finals series is behind its wish to have the Essendon doping scandal settled in August.
Samantha Lane The striking contrast in St Kilda's handling of Stephen Milne's rape charges and those faced by Andrew Lovett in 2010 has been highlighted by Lovett's lawyer, who maintains his former client - sacked...
Samantha Lane Pioneer football coach Peta Searle and the man who helped her break a glass ceiling, Gary Ayres, do not doubt that women will join AFL coaching ranks.
Samantha Lane A match under lights at the MCG in June will be a contest between two AFL clubs unlike any before. In an historic curtain-raiser, women will play for Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs before a...
Samantha Lane New Australian Sports Commission boss wants to foster initiative that helped transform British sport.
Samantha Lane ON THE verge of announcing a master plan to rectify Australia's plummeting performance in international sport, the Australian Sports Commission wants to target rejected young footballers and redirect...
Samantha Lane Australian Sports Commission wants to direct young football rejects towards Olympic pursuits.
Samantha Lane Crow who could have been victim in contractual dealings told he will be back on primary list.
Samantha Lane Kurt Tippett's lawyer concerned that Adelaide and the AFL have employed same law firm.
Samantha Lane Mitch Morton finally achieves his life-long ambition of playing in a premiership team.
Samantha Lane It has taken years for this Bomber turned Sydney Swan to achieve overnight success.
Samantha Lane A torn hamstring appears to have ruined Brent Guerra's season at the climax.
Samantha Lane Peta Searle fits the prototype of unlikely-looking revolutionary. Whippet-thin, 154 centimetres tall, welcoming and mild-mannered, she is waiting for a load of washing to finish and anticipating the...