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

ASADA show-cause notices for Dons

Samantha Lane, Jake Niall A total of 34 notices will be issued to players, querying the use of the peptide thymosin.

AFL

Kosi wants to fly one more time

Saint's haven: Justin Koschitzke in his shed complete with St Kilda locker.

Samantha Lane Justin Koschitzke is hoping to finish his AFL career with an unbridled celebration.

AFL

Magpies players and coaches 'aligned': McLean

Ray McLean.

Samantha Lane Collingwood's intense two-day season review was 'affirming' says leadership consultant.

AFL

Burnout the big worry for coaches

Danny Frawley.

Samantha Lane The churn and burn in elite football coaching ranks remains extreme with warped work-life balance a significant problem across the industry, but there are some encouraging signs of change.

AFL fixture to stay 'imperfect'

Gillon McLachlan.

Samantha Lane AFL to be more scrupulous about who plays Greater Western Sydney and Gold Coast twice in 2013.

Inside (the finals) Play

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Samantha Lane Amy Burgoyne - Wife of Shaun and mother of Ky, 6, Percy, 3, and Leni, 6 weeks.

AFL

Fans fail to show for pre-season

NAB Cup final

Samantha Lane Nearly double the crowd was at the same venue to watch the same clubs in 2007.

AFL

Bail's low-key return lifts Dees

Rohan Bail.

Samantha Lane For hapless Melbourne, Rohan Bail's comeback from concussion proves there is inevitably some light to be found in the dark.

AFL

Laid-up Hinkley to have game hotline

Ken Hinkley

Samantha Lane Rules permit coach to communicate with assistants throughout Saturday's contest.

AFL

Seats on the cheap at Etihad

Etihad Stadium

Samantha Lane Price of tickets being slashed for two matches to help boost attendance figures.

Tigers will no longer move 'home' games

CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA - JULY 13:  Nathan Foley of the Tigers takes a mark during the round 16 AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Gold Coast Suns at Cazaly's Stadium on July 13, 2013 in Cairns, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Samantha Lane Richmond, closing in on finals, boasting record membership and soon to be free of debt, say they will never again relocate home games for money.

AFL

Gale vows Tigers will play at MCG

Brendon Gale.

Samantha Lane Richmond, closing in on finals, says it will never again relocate home games for money.

AFL

Demetriou 'hopeful' of ASADA findings in August

AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou

Samantha Lane Andrew Demetriou says the AFL "can't see a reason" why the findings of the ASADA probe into Essendon won't be delivered before the finals series gets underway.

Football

Chance to test the impact footy has on the brain

The league hopes the study will conclude that elite footballers are no more susceptible to cognitive disorder later in life due to concussion.

Samantha Lane The impact that AFL football has on players' brain function will be revealed in an unprecedented study involving up to 130 retirees.