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.


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.


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.


Trade winds blow strongest at Punt Road

Rohan Connolly RIchmond has the most players from other clubs on its list, with 13, in keeping with its policy of protecting the senior list with rookie picks

Balance of trade


Rohan Connolly Players have moved from club to club for as long as football has been played.

Time for seasoned to be jolly

Rohan Connolly sport dinkus

Rohan Connolly Perhaps the most definitive comment on the long-running Melbourne tanking saga mercifully brought to a close this week came not with the announcement of penalties and the welter of analysis which...


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.


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.

Nearly out, but not down


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

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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.

Dons' aim hurts Tigers

High five: Essendon's Cale Hooker lays a high tackle on Richmond's Alex Rance during their match at the MCG last night.

Rohan Connolly They had it won, lost it, and won it back again. That was Essendon's 19-point win over Richmond in a nutshell.

Blueprint to avert Carlton crisis

Brett Ratten and Chris Judd.

Rohan Connolly Carlton, much like Geelong in 2006, is at a critical moment in its recent history.

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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.