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 Needles, blood, athletes - the combination has repeatedly proved ruinous in elite sport, but in AFL legal injecting is a burgeoning business.
Samantha Lane More concerned about Sydney's grand final capitulation than discussing his own football future, dual Brownlow medallist Adam Goodes has delayed a much-anticipated announcement.
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 Gold Coast's Campbell Brown, a notoriously tough player, is making it his mission to deliver a very delicate message.
Samantha Lane Tasmania pushing for one Melbourne-based club to commit to 'semi-relocation' by playing eight games annually in the state, which also hopes to one day have its own team.
Samantha Lane Nursing an aching head, Sam Mitchell said a second premiership medal was the ultimate reward.
Samantha Lane and Jon Pierik There was a distinct air of resignation in the victorious Hawthorn dressingroom on Saturday night.
Samantha Lane A torn hamstring appears to have ruined Brent Guerra's season at the climax.
Samantha Lane Previously banned technique is now routinely employed to accelerate recovery.
Samantha Lane Carl Peterson says he's better set now for AFL than he was during his unfulfilled career.
Samantha Lane Peta Searle fits the prototype of unlikely-looking revolutionary. Whippet-thin, 154 centimetres tall, welcoming and mild-mannered, she is waiting for a load of washing to finish and anticipating the...
Samantha Lane Sunday twilight games aside, corporate business at the footy is thriving.