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.

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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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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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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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.

Tougher Tigers pass test

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

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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.

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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 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.

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.

Just give Tigers a little more time

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick.

Rohan Connolly A skill error here, a poor decision there and the nightmare was played out again.

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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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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.

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.

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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.

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Tigers focus on goals not hype

Prepared: Chris Newman.

Rohan Connolly Richmond knows all about carrying the weight of expectation into its now-traditional season-opener against Carlton.