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.

Umpires' boss backs call

AFL umpires boss Jeff Gieschen has satisfied himself and the league - if not others - that seemingly inconclusive footage of a contentious scoring decision was, in fact, conclusive. Well, almost conclusive.

Samantha Lane AFL umpires boss Jeff Gieschen has satisfied himself and the league - if not others - that seemingly inconclusive footage of a contentious scoring decision was, in fact, conclusive.

AFL

AFL sees the light on women's footy

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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...

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AFL

Mistake triggered goal review

The goal, kicked by Chris Yarran, that was reviewed.

Samantha Lane The AFL has admitted an amateurish communications bungle - where a field umpire wrongly believed he was listening to an official match observer - triggered a goal review that otherwise wouldn't have...

AFL

AFL must promote women: Mostyn

Sam Mostyn.

Samantha Lane AFL commissioner implores game's powerbrokers to be better champions of female talent so that the promotion of women to chief executive and presidential posts is accelerated.

Harvey weighs in on Crowley

Ryan Crowley

Samantha Lane Ryan Crowley's negative game-day tactics have been scrutinised again.

Football

Chance to test the impact footy has on the brain

The league hopes the study will conclude that elite footballers are no more susceptible to cognitive disorder later in life due to concussion.

Samantha Lane The impact that AFL football has on players' brain function will be revealed in an unprecedented study involving up to 130 retirees.