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.

AFL

Paul Chapman gets new contract with Essendon

Pull the tripper ... Paul Chapman will get a new contract.

Samantha Lane Triple-premiership veteran Paul Chapman has guaranteed himself a contract with Essendon for next year after hitting a trigger point in the deal he signed following his departure from Geelong.

Guerra's injections of blood OK

Brent Guerra winces in pain after injuring his hamstring during the round 23 match against the West Coast Eagles.

Samantha Lane Previously banned technique is now routinely employed to accelerate recovery.