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 AFL poised to commission new research into serious knee injuries but is linking this year's extraordinary spate to ground hardness after unseasonably warm weather.
Samantha Lane Reeling after a full-time employee, Mark Heaney, was charged for indecent dealings with a teenage boy, the AFL says it conducted appropriate background checks on the coach as recently as this year.
Samantha Lane Publicly, Sydney's All-Australian defender Ted Richards brushed off his ankle injury in the days before the grand final.
Samantha Lane Mitch Morton finally achieves his life-long ambition of playing in a premiership team.
Samantha Lane Adam Goodes' logic-defying pain threshold acclaimed by Sydney doctor who, after treating many a wounded Swan over 15 years, remains gobsmacked by the co-captain's grand final heroics.
Samantha Lane In the high emotion of a premiership aftermath, the truth so often pours out. Particularly when it has been concealed, or even denied, in the days before.
Samantha Lane It has taken years for this Bomber turned Sydney Swan to achieve overnight success.