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 An American concussion expert says a test to detect head trauma-related disease is 'very close'.
Samantha Lane Footballers will have easier access to independent experts under new concussion referral protocols.
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...