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

Blues have MCG victory

Samantha Lane Carlton, soon to be released from an unpopular 10-year venue contract, appears to have pulled off its wish of playing more games at the MCG.

Andrew Pridham upholds a grand tradition in defence of the Swans

In the spotlight: Andrew Pridham in Melbourne on Friday.

Samantha Lane As far Sydney Swans chairmen and inflammatory acts are concerned, the benchmark was set years ago, and high.

AFL

Buying into the philosophy: a leadership approach

Leading Teams.

Samantha Lane At this unprecedented season climax, three of the four remaining teams - Fremantle, Hawthorn and Sydney - employ Leading Teams.

Pies told: 'pull your heads in'

Samantha Lane Dale Thomas questions wisdom of Darren Jolly airing details of his strained past with Josh Fraser.

AFL

Luke Ball: 200 games and counting

Luke Ball.

Samantha Lane Last July, Luke Ball could not have felt further away from playing game 200.

Swan gets the players' votes

Dane Swan

Samantha Lane Dane Swan dethrones Gary Ablett as the AFL's most valuable player, in the eyes of his peers at least, ending the three-year hold the Geelong champion had on the award.

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