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.

Tigers out to cause more pain

Rohan Connolly It's fair to say the whole football world is pretty dirty on Essendon right now, but perhaps Richmond more than most, for a couple of good reasons.


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.


Enjoy it, Hardwick tells his Tigers

Essendon club doctor Bruce Reid talks to Richmond coach Damien Hardwick during the match.

Rohan Connolly Richmond coach says team will embrace first appearance in finals series for 12 years.

Petrie turning it on when it counts

Drew Petrie celebrates with Matt Campbell after the latter kicked a goal against Richmond.

Rohan Connolly If North does make it to the finals, Drew Petrie would have been in no small way responsible.

Nearly out, but not down


Rohan Connolly Richmond faces an uphill battle to make the finals for another season.

Pre-season six-pack

Shane Tuck

Rohan Connolly NAB Cup can turn up some even more profound results on an individual level.

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Soft in the centre

AFL Round 2.Collingwood v Richmond.Richmond's Trent Cotchin in actionat the MCG.7th April 2012.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

Rohan Connolly On paper, the Richmond midfield looks impressive, but the numbers tell a different story.

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Tigers repay fans' faith

2012 AFL Season. Round 3. Richmond vs Melbourne at the MCG.
Ex-Demon Brad Miller is congratulated by teammates after kicking a goal in the Tigers comfortable win over the Demons.
Melbourne. 14 April 2012.

Rohan Connolly Tigers fans were watching an early 20-point lead evaporate with remarkable speed.

Tigers earning respect

On the ball: Richmond's Jake King (centre) reaches for the ball as teammate Addam Maric (right) runs past.

Rohan Connolly Richmond puts on its best performance of the season, hammering Hawthorn at the MCG.

Tale of reality versus reputation

Hawks vs Tigers.

Rohan Connolly The two biggest stories of the weekend games emerged from the same match.

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Wasteful Tigers down Demons

Richmond v Melbourne

Rohan Connolly Richmond have survived a week of turmoil, suspensions and injuries and their own terrible kicking to defeat a depleted Melbourne in their AFL clash at the MCG.

Hits and misses at 'G

Stuck in the middle: Tiger spearhead Jack Riewoldt fights for possession of the ball.

Rohan Connolly This was one of those games best forgotten as soon as the final scores were recorded.