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.
Rohan Connolly Ugly rolling mauls that have marred AFL football as a spectacle in recent years may be on the way out.
Rohan Connolly Do we really need another twist on another recent rule change to clear up moveable scrums?
Rohan Connolly Do we really need another twist on another recent rule change to clear up moveable scrums? Which might lead to yet another unintended consequence and another rule change to counter it?
Rohan Connolly The Bombers are gone, but it's still sacred ground to fans
GRAND FINAL 2013
Rohan Connolly Hawthorn won the contested possession. It won the clearances. It won the tackle count. Unlike last year, when it also dominated most of the key statistical indicators but couldn't convert that edge...
Rohan Connolly Port Adelaide's stunning resurgence reaches new heights with 24-point elimination final win over Collingwood.
Rohan Connolly Hawthorn secures home qualifying final and all but puts North Melbourne out of finals.
Rohan Connolly Fremantle wins games of football like a seasoned arm-wrestler does his stuff.
Rohan Connolly Carlton goes down to a solid Bulldogs outfit, in a match the Blues needed to win.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne skipper suffers potentially season-ending injury as his side swats aside Melbourne by 122 points.
Rohan Connolly Port gets valuable lesson in applying finishing touches to an opponent on its knees.
Rohan Connolly North Melbourne had worked very hard for not much reward by quarter-time.
Rohan Connolly Nothing has the potential to sting a proven champion into action than a hint of his own mortality.
Rohan Connolly This was just the sort of game that last year, would have had Richmond more than a little anxious. Against an opponent in Adelaide down but capable.
Rohan Connolly There's scarcely a week of any AFL season that goes by without some sort of umpiring controversy.
Rohan Connolly The St Kilda-Melbourne clash attracted plenty of interest for all the wrong reasons.
Rohan Connolly No one was quite sure pre-game how Saturday night's clash would pan out.
Rohan Connolly How Essendon hung on in this game for even a half is anyone's guess.
Rohan Connolly Two statistics best sum up Brisbane's stunning 10-point upset of Essendon.
Rohan Connolly This was a win in which the Dogs just kept coming, again and again.