Rohan Connolly

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.

Richmond's climb up the AFL ladder one for the record books

Rohan Connolly Richmond's climb up the ladder from 3-10 has not only created football history, but set the Tigers up for further success, regardless of what happens next week.

How should the Tigers tackle their final hurdle?

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly Little has changed in Sydney's world since it last played Richmond. But for the Tigers, who haven't lost a game since, it's a lifetime.

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Richmond leaders stand up

The Tigers run through the banner before the start of the game.

Rohan Connolly Richmond's on-field leaders have been criticised all season for their failure to steady a sinking ship, but the Tigers' best stood up in a big way in their 44-point win over St Kilda at Etihad...

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Cotchin stars as Tigers beat Saints in AFL

A third quarter melee involving Anthony Miles , Jimmy Webster , Dustin Martin and Sebastian Ross

Rohan Connolly Skipper Trent Cotchin kicked a career-best five goals as Richmond scored just their fourth AFL win of the season on Saturday, beating bottom side St Kilda by 44 points at Etihad Stadium.

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Efficient Fremantle gets the job done against Richmond

Rohan Connolly Fremantle mightn't always be the prettiest side in the AFL to watch, but you have to admire the Dockers' capacity to first absorb opposition pressure then respond with ruthless efficiency on the...

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Dockers down Tigers by 20 points

Matthew Pavlich celebrates a goal during Fremantle's victory

Rohan Connolly Richmond continued their Jekyll and Hyde act on Saturday at the MCG, where a 20-point loss to Fremantle was equal parts tenacity and turnovers.

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Naming hardly shaming for Damien Hardwick

Under pressure: Damien Hardwick.

Rohan Connolly Coaches can't win sometimes. Fail to bring out the big stick after a disappointing performance from their team and they'll cop criticism for being too soft.

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Trent Cotchin can't do it all for Tigers

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Rohan Connolly A great deal has changed at Richmond over the last five years.

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Richmond reaches fork in the road

Rohan Connolly Richmond has had some embarrassing losses over the years, but few would have rankled with the faithful as much as Saturday’s defeat against Melbourne.

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Richmond downs Collingwood by 48 points in their NAB Challenge match at Wangaratta

Ground zero: Tiger Matthew Arnot and Magpie Scott Pendlebury battle for the ball during their NAB Challenge match at Wangaratta on Saturday.

Rohan Connolly Victory, not for the first time engineered by Richmond's classiest acts,

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Now Duigan can dine out on his four goals

Richmond's Alex Rance is shattered as Carlton's Nick Duigan celebrates his fourth goal on Sunday.

Rohan Connolly The Blue joins a select few unsung heroes who turned a final.

Sorry Jack, but three aces trumped you

Richmond's Jack Riewoldt

Rohan Connolly It goes without saying that you can't please everyone when picking an All-Australian team, but generally you'll find reasonable consensus about at least 75 per cent of those selected.

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Hardwick assures fans Tigers ready for finals

Damian Hardwick.

Rohan Connolly High expectations at the start of any season go with the territory for the Richmond Football Club.

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Tigers still cubs in big time

Live blog.

Rohan Connolly Tigers have some way to travel before they can realistically mix it with the big boys.

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Half a season produces team brim full of talent

Rohan Connolly Rohan Connolly selects his All-Australian team at the half-way mark of 2013.

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Half a season produces team full of talent

Rohan Connolly's All-Australian team.

Rohan Connolly Rohan Connolly selects his All-Australian team at the half-way mark of 2013.

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Tigers sound warning

Dustin Martin

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.

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Rewards come for Roos

Flight time: Richmond's Jack Riewoldt flies with the pack for a mark.

Rohan Connolly North Melbourne had worked very hard for not much reward by quarter-time.

Tougher Tigers pass test

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Rohan Connolly Richmond, and Chris Newman, will get to play finals.

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Tigers cruise into September

Arms length: Stewart Crameri (left) battles with Alex Rance.

Rohan Connolly No one was quite sure pre-game how Saturday night's clash would pan out.