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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.

The Sydney Swans' Isaac Heeney attempts to thwart the handball-happy Bulldogs – and Jason Johannisen – in the 2016 grand ...

Is 2017 the year AFL football becomes handball happy?

Few clubs can hope to emulate a tale of football romance as large as that scripted by the Western Bulldogs in 2016. But they can follow the means by which that triumph was achieved. And that means handball. Lots of it.

Nathan Buckley. Rohan Connolly's 2017 AFL ladder forecast

Rohan Connolly's 2017 ladder predictions

It's a mug's game, gazing into the crystal football, but I'm shrugging off last year's pathetic prognostications to have another go at predicting who'll finish where on the AFL ladder.

Bill Bowes, part of England's Bodyline attack.

Bowes bowled over by his famous bloodlines

As the No.10 pick in last year's AFL national draft, Jack Bowes clearly has some serious sporting talent. Where does it come from? Well, that's the really interesting part.