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

Buddy: leaving Hawks "the hardest time of my life"

Lance Franklin in one of last year's semi finals

Samantha Lane Lance Franklin has described his departure from Hawthorn as the hardest period of his life.

Football

Hawks set the pace in injection science

Orthokine therapy has been used by 10 AFL clubs this year.

Samantha Lane Needles, blood, athletes - the combination has repeatedly proved ruinous in elite sport, but in AFL legal injecting is a burgeoning business.

No news is Adam Goodes' news

Lance Franklin and Adam Goodes walk off in shock after the game.

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.

AFL

Lifestyle, not money will tempt Buddy

Lance Franklin.

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.

AFL

Serious side of the Sun

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Samantha Lane Gold Coast's Campbell Brown, a notoriously tough player, is making it his mission to deliver a very delicate message.

AFL

Tasmania pushes AFL relocation

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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.

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AFL

Triumphant Mitchell a sore winner

Sam Mitchell.

Samantha Lane Nursing an aching head, Sam Mitchell said a second premiership medal was the ultimate reward.

AFL

Winning farewell: Buddy Franklin on move?

Lance Franklin

Samantha Lane and Jon Pierik There was a distinct air of resignation in the victorious Hawthorn dressingroom on Saturday night.

For Guerra, it ends in tears

Anguish: Brent Guerra after being injured.

Samantha Lane A torn hamstring appears to have ruined Brent Guerra's season at the climax.

Guerra's injections of blood OK

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

Football

Peterson hopes for one more shot

Samantha Lane Carl Peterson says he's better set now for AFL than he was during his unfulfilled career.

Inside Lane

Revolution now

Peta Searle with her children Tessa (right) and Jackson

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...

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Samantha Lane Sunday twilight games aside, corporate business at the footy is thriving.