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.

Greene exchanges views with Bulldog Clay Smith.

The Last Word on round six

Saint kicks the greatest ever clanger, umps make a fine mess, the maestro returns, and a Giant acts up again.

Suns coach Rodney Eade will be placing a call to the umpires.

'Rocket' to ring umps coach Kennedy

AFL umpires coach Hayden Kennedy can expect a phone call from Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade on Monday after some controversial calls in a narrow loss to North Melbourne.

Jack Riewoldt of the Tigers marks over the top of Tom McDonald and Sam Frost of the Demons.

Richmond and Riewoldt get back to basics

Richmond in 2017 seem to have turned back the clock. They've had five straight wins to start the season. They’re playing a longer-kicking, more contested brand. And in Jack Riewoldt, they’ve got a spearhead actually kicking some goals.

Lions players look dejected after losing the round five AFL match against the Western Bulldogs on Saturday.

Footy's fine - it's time to stop tinkering

What’s with this incessant need to tinker, not just with laws of the game, but the very framework of an AFL competition that is working just fine? The 17-5 fixture proposal is just another example.