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 Essendon players have thrown their support behind embattled coach James Hird, taking to social media to present a united front against the latest attack on the club legend.
Samantha Lane Failings in competition more broadly highlighted by industry and employment law experts.
Samantha Lane The AFL has accepted it must take some responsibility in the Essendon supplements affair
Samantha Lane The AFL has accepted it must take some responsibility in the Essendon supplements affair, admitting that earlier intervention might have mitigated the damage for the club and competition.
Samantha Lane Nathan Lovett-Murray has been told to rest for a week while his stab wounds heal, but remains intent on attending the Dreamtime match on Saturday.
Samantha Lane Lachie Hansen, the central figure in a month-long investigation into North Melbourne's management of concussion, has been deemed fit to play in Sunday's cut-throat final against West Coast - only...
Samantha Lane Row erupts between AFL and North Melbourne over concussion incident.