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.

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

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?

Football

The luckiest man counts his blessings

Flying high: Swan Mitch Morton celebrates a second quarter goal.

Samantha Lane Mitch Morton finally achieves his life-long ambition of playing in a premiership team.