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.

No news is Adam Goodes' news

Samantha Lane More concerned about Sydney's grand final capitulation than discussing his own football future, dual Brownlow medallist Adam Goodes has delayed a much-anticipated announcement.

$10 million? Sydney Swans have got value for money with Lance Franklin

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Samantha Lane Could it be that, after a $10 million outlay to land the AFL’s biggest star on an unprecedented nine-year contract, Sydney has got its money’s worth within 11 months?

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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

AFL a boys' club, says Knight

Beverley Knight.

Samantha Lane AFL hierarchy more concerned about ''mitigating the deeds of mates'' than preserving code's integrity.

AFL

Former Dog applauds star Swan

Justin Sherman.

Samantha Lane Justin Sherman, the last player suspended under AFL racial vilification rules, has applauded Adam Goodes' stand against racism and says the process he went through following his own shameful...

Samantha Lane

The long haul

Ted Richards.

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

Goodes' pain threshold 'defies logic'

Sydney's Adam Goodes

Samantha Lane Adam Goodes' logic-defying pain threshold acclaimed by Sydney doctor who, after treating many a wounded Swan over 15 years, remains gobsmacked by the co-captain's grand final heroics.

Football

'Circle of trust' may claim Mifsud

Jason Mifsud

Jon Pierik and Samantha Lane Former footballer Ronnie Burns says Mifsud may not have a choice other than to step down.