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 AFL poised to commission new research into serious knee injuries but is linking this year's extraordinary spate to ground hardness after unseasonably warm weather.
Samantha Lane Nathan Lovett-Murray has been told to rest for a week while his stab wounds heal, but remains intent on attending the Dreamtime match on Saturday.
Samantha Lane Hugh Seward admits it has historically been 'assumed' - but not always reliably verified - that footballers who have travelled overseas to treat injuries had not breached anti-doping rules.
Samantha Lane EXCLUSIVE Defamation case expected to be lodged by Stephen Dank's legal team within a month.
Samantha Lane Footballers will have easier access to independent experts under new concussion referral protocols.
Samantha Lane Youngest players missing almost 50 per cent more games than players in 1990s.
Samantha Lane Needles, blood, athletes - the combination has repeatedly proved ruinous in elite sport, but in AFL legal injecting is a burgeoning business.
Samantha Lane Strength scientist in the running to be named football's woman of the year today.
Samantha Lane Lachie Hansen, the central figure in a month-long investigation into North Melbourne's management of concussion, has been deemed fit to play in Sunday's cut-throat final against West Coast - only...
Samantha Lane Previously banned technique is now routinely employed to accelerate recovery.
Samantha Lane A torn hamstring appears to have ruined Brent Guerra's season at the climax.
Samantha Lane The American concussion expert who met with an AFL Players' Association boss last month has described Australian rules as a sport with a ''very high risk for brain trauma'' and says it would be...
Samantha Lane An AFL Medical Officers Association boss objects to the assertion of a Boston University expert that it would be 'naive' to think Australian footballers aren't suffering the same degenerative brain...
Samantha Lane Being softer in manner than his youngest brother doesn't mean Phiv Demetriou holds back when discussing the family member who became AFL boss.
Samantha Lane Carl Peterson says he's better set now for AFL than he was during his unfulfilled career.