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 Lance Franklin has described his departure from Hawthorn as the hardest period of his life.
Samantha Lane and Jon Pierik There was a distinct air of resignation in the victorious Hawthorn dressingroom on Saturday night.
Samantha Lane AFL boss says James Hird entitled to remain Essendon coach while ASADA probe continues.
Samantha Lane Dean Rioli has excused Eddie McGuire in the fallout of his King Kong racial slur about Adam Goodes.
Samantha Lane Lance Franklin would join Greater Western Sydney not for the millions the club would pay him, but because of the more appealing lifestyle he'd lead in the Harbour City.
Samantha Lane It has taken years for this Bomber turned Sydney Swan to achieve overnight success.
Samantha Lane Publicly, Sydney's All-Australian defender Ted Richards brushed off his ankle injury in the days before the grand final.
Samantha Lane In the high emotion of a premiership aftermath, the truth so often pours out. Particularly when it has been concealed, or even denied, in the days before.