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Puopolo soars, but can't hold on

Paul Puopolo says he didn't know what was coming when he leapt for what could have been mark of the year against Geelong if he'd held on.

10:00am  Aug 17, 2015

Puopolo making a difference

Hawthorn’s Paul Puopolo is determined to make an impact – not just on the field, but also off it.

12:28pm  Aug 6, 2015

Puopolo reaches 100 games

Paul Puopolo will play his 100th AFL match when the Hawks host Fremantle at Aurora Stadium on Sunday

6:00pm  Jul 9, 2015

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R20: Puopolo in the rooms

11:22am  Aug 17, 2015

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Paul
Puopolo

Height
173 cm
DOB
02-12-1987
Weight
76 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2015
18
Career
106
Goals
2015
27
Career
96
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1209
Avg
67
PaulPuopolo

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Hope Valley
Clubs:
Debut: AFL 2011
Recruited from: Norwood
Brownlow Votes: -

Doesn’t earn the plaudits of some of his more high-profile teammates, but every premiership team needs its foot soldiers and the pint-sized Puopolo fits the bill perfectly. He is primarily a defensive forward and laid the second most tackles at Hawthorn in 2014, but has a devastating burst of speed and knows how to find the goals and to take a contested and, occasionally, spectacular mark. A fine example of the excellent recruiting and outstanding coaching at Hawthorn.

Draft history: 2010 NAB AFL Draft 4th round selection (Hawthorn) No. 66 overall.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2015 Season Average
    Games Played 18
    • Kicks 6.3
    • Handballs 6.5
    • Disposals 12.8
    • Marks 1.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.1
    • Goals 1.5
    • AFL Fantasy 67.2

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 9 Carlton Rd 17
Handballs 13 Gold Coast Suns Rd 9
Disposals 18 Fremantle Rd 15
Marks 4 Geelong Cats Rd 20
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 12 Fremantle Rd 15
Goals 4 Essendon Rd 13
AFL Fantasy 111 Fremantle Rd 15

2015 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Geelong Cats W 123 - 61 8 7 15 4 0 0 1 5 3 1 86
2 Essendon L 78 - 76 6 7 13 1 0 3 2 9 2 1 81
3 Western Bulldogs W 127 - 57 9 7 16 3 0 1 1 7 1 3 85
4 Port Adelaide L 99 - 91 5 4 9 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 33
5 North Melbourne W 70 - 130 - - - - - - - - - - -
6 GWS Giants L 108 - 98 6 7 13 4 0 3 1 5 1 0 70
7 Melbourne W 155 - 50 8 7 15 2 0 1 0 2 2 0 65
8 Sydney Swans L 69 - 73 2 6 8 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 34
9 Gold Coast Suns W 93 - 40 4 13 17 1 0 1 1 12 0 0 87
10 St Kilda W 69 - 132 - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Adelaide Crows W 85 - 114 6 5 11 0 0 0 0 8 1 1 67
13 Essendon W 114 - 76 7 6 13 3 0 2 0 3 4 1 81
14 Collingwood W 91 - 101 4 10 14 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 40
15 Fremantle W 115 - 43 7 11 18 2 0 2 0 12 2 0 111
16 Sydney Swans W 57 - 146 7 8 15 2 0 1 1 6 1 2 73
17 Carlton W 35 - 173 9 2 11 3 0 1 0 1 3 1 64
18 Richmond L 53 - 71 6 3 9 2 0 3 2 4 2 0 55
19 West Coast Eagles W 74 - 88 7 3 10 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 35
20 Geelong Cats W 85 - 121 8 6 14 4 0 1 0 8 1 0 87
21 Port Adelaide L 86 - 108 4 5 9 1 0 4 0 5 1 0 55
22 Brisbane Lions W 134 - 62 - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 15 - L: 6 113 117 230 35 0 26 12 92 27 11 1209

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 106
    • Kicks 7.5
    • Handballs 7.3
    • Disposals 14.8
    • Marks 2.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.0
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 66.1

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 21 Western Bulldogs Rd 23, 2011
Handballs 18 Geelong Cats Rd 1, 2013
Disposals 28 Geelong Cats Rd 1, 2013
Marks 10 Western Bulldogs Rd 23, 2011
Hit-outs 1 Collingwood Rd 21, 2013
Tackles 12 Fremantle Rd 15, 2015
Goals 5 Port Adelaide Rd 20, 2012
AFL Fantasy 129 Western Bulldogs Rd 23, 2011

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2015 Hawthorn 113 117 230 35 0 26 12 92 27 11 1209
2014 Hawthorn 205 191 396 69 0 29 10 109 22 16 1787
2013 Hawthorn 182 194 376 48 1 38 17 96 15 6 1546
2012 Hawthorn 118 105 223 38 0 28 20 64 24 14 1060
2011 Hawthorn 175 172 347 72 0 37 13 68 8 5 1408

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

AFL Hawthorn: 41 games, 32 goals