Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly, a senior football writer for The Age and radio broadcaster with sports radio station 1116 SEN, has been covering the game since 1983. A multi-AFL Media Association award-winner known for his passion and love of the game, he analyses the AFL for the newspaper and contributes a blog and weekly video, "Footy Fix", for The Age's football website, Real Footy.

Continuing success story: the Swans after the 2016 grand final parade.

Swans' success story never stops

Sydney's consistent competitiveness at the pointy end of the season argues a convincing case they’ve been the most successful club in the AFL for 20 years now.

Constant tease: Cats small forward Steven Motlop has decent currency as a potential trade.

Cats close to the mark

Geelong's preliminary final loss to Sydney was hugely disappointing, but shouldn’t be allowed to overshadow a season of positives.

Grand finalist: Tom Liberatore leaves the field after the Bulldogs preliminary final win over GWS.

Sydney v Western Bulldogs grand final preview

Saturday's grand final will be Sydney's third in the past five seasons and their fifth in the past 12 seasons, surpassing Geelong's four grand finals over the same period, and equal with Hawthorn.