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.

GWS chief David Matthews gets over loss of battle for Lance Franklin and wishes for Swans win

GWS chief David Matthews.

Samantha Lane Jilted, just 12 months ago, after AFL superstar Lance Franklin slipped through Greater Western Sydney’s fingers, club chief Dave Matthews says he now hopes the gun forward leads the Swans to...

AFL

Swans chairman blasts attack on club

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Samantha Lane Fed up with sniping from Victorian rivals about Sydney’s talent-laden list and recruiting coups, Swans chairman Andrew Pridham has named it a “targeted attack” that he refuses to...

AFL

Players need right to end deals: union

AFL.Round 23.Essendon v Richmond. Essendon walk to their fans after the last game of their season at the MCG.31st August 2013.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

Samantha Lane Disgruntled Essendon players may be able to leave club as delisted free agents.

Clubs against more restrictions on players' down time

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Samantha Lane Imposing further restrictions on players in limited down time they have deemed unwise.

Samantha Lane

The long haul

Ted Richards.

Samantha Lane It has taken years for this Bomber turned Sydney Swan to achieve overnight success.