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.

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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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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Tigers win two on the trot but coach Hardwick not happy

Damien Hardwick speaks to his players during a break.

Rohan Connolly Richmond has scored consecutive victories for the first time in a disappointing 2014, but coach Damien Hardwick was anything but satisfied with his side's fifth win of the season against the Brisbane...

Loss has Tigers chasing tail

Nathan Gordon of the Tigers is tackled by Matthew Boyd of the Bulldogs.

Rohan Connolly After only three rounds, Richmond is already facing an uphill battle to stay in touch with the top of the AFL ladder at 1-2 and facing a challenging next month.

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Trent Cotchin can't do it all for Tigers

Rohan Connolly

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

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Damien Hardwick sees improvement in Tigers - but wins and losses the bottom line

Damien Hardwick after the Tigers' lost to Fremantle on Saturday.

Rohan Connolly Richmond coach Damien Hardwick believes his side has improved in recent weeks, but concedes that with the Tigers now just three wins from 12 games and their finals hopes shot to bits, it's difficult...

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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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Beating the bogey the challenge for Tigers, Dons and Swans

Scoot with the loot: Carlton's Chris Judd has enjoyed some fun at the Tigers' expense in recent years. Training for the big game looks pretty cool too.

Rohan Connolly By popular consensus this is the weekend which should have launched the AFL season. Round two is a cracker, full of big games and great rivalries.

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Toothless Tigers torn to shreds by Bombers

Dyson Heppell handballs under pressure after a centre clearance.

Rohan Connolly One moment summed up this miserable night for Richmond better than any other.

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Test for Blues, Tigers get off lightly

Chris Judd

Rohan Connolly Carlton was the beneficiary of Essendon's stunning expulsion from the 2013 finals series, but the Blues have paid something of a price two months down the track for their good fortune.

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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 stand up but Cats scoot clear

Cat attack: Billie Smedts and Andrew Mackie celebrate.

Rohan Connolly Richmond not humiliated but Geelong's strength proves too much.

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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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Tigers v Demons: no debate now

Rohan Connolly

Rohan Connolly If a week is a long time in football these days, a little over a year is an eternity. And nothing will underline that better than when co-tenants Richmond and Melbourne face-off at their MCG home on...

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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.

Tigers roo the day

How good is this? Roo Jack Ziebell celebrates a goal against the Tigers at Etihad Stadium.

Rohan Connolly Richmond didn't help its own cause by continually kicking long into its forward line.

Tougher Tigers pass test

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

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Giants, Tigers celebrate rewards of hard work

Richmond v Hawthorn

Rohan Connolly Few wouldn't have enjoyed the sight of these 40-odd players raising the roof.

Tigers out to cause more pain

Rohan Connolly

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.

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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.