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.

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Bombers take to Twitter to stand by James Hird

James Hird, coach of the Essendon Football Club leaving home the morning after  the Dean Robinson television interview.

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.

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AFL flaws 'contributed to drug saga'

Phil Cleary

Samantha Lane Failings in competition more broadly highlighted by industry and employment law experts.

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Early action could have stemmed damage to game, club: AFL

Samantha Lane The AFL has accepted it must take some responsibility in the Essendon supplements affair

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AFL accepts role in supplements saga

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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.

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Stabbed Don to attend big match

Nathan Lovett-Murray.

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.

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No knock on Hansen: Roos

North Melbourne's Lachlan Hansen

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...

Kangaroos, AFL clash over Hansen

Drew Petrie has earned a rebuke from Andrew Demetriou over the Lachie Hansen incident.

Samantha Lane Row erupts between AFL and North Melbourne over concussion incident.