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 Rules permit coach to communicate with assistants throughout Saturday's contest.
Samantha Lane For hapless Melbourne, Rohan Bail's comeback from concussion proves there is inevitably some light to be found in the dark.
Samantha Lane Nearly double the crowd was at the same venue to watch the same clubs in 2007.
Samantha Lane Amy Burgoyne - Wife of Shaun and mother of Ky, 6, Percy, 3, and Leni, 6 weeks.
Samantha Lane AFL to be more scrupulous about who plays Greater Western Sydney and Gold Coast twice in 2013.
Samantha Lane The impact that AFL football has on players' brain function will be revealed in an unprecedented study involving up to 130 retirees.