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Puopolo the little big man

PAUL Puopolo is the little big man of Hawthorn's revamped forward line. Jarryd Roughead explains why.

8:50am  Sep 18, 2014

Puopolo's mark nominated for best of season

For the second time this season Hawthorn small forward Paul Puopolo has been nominated for Mark of the Year.

12:29pm  Aug 11, 2014

Hodge lauds forwards without Buddy

Luke Hodge has praised the work of Hawthorn forwards in the absence of spearhead Lance Franklin...

9:20am  Aug 23, 2012

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Paul
Puopolo

Height
173 cm
DOB
02-12-1987
Weight
76 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2014
24
Career
87
Goals
2014
21
Career
68
2014 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
1736
Avg
72
PaulPuopolo

Player Bio

At a Glance

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

Renowned for his relentless chase and tackle pressure, the South Australian added an extra dimension to his game in 2013, rotating through the midfield as well as playing his customary forward role. With more of a presence around the ball, he averaged the third-most tackles and fourth-most contested possessions a game for the Hawks. Small of stature but quick, strong and determined, Puopolo should continue to improve this year.

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

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played 23
    • Kicks 8.4
    • Handballs 7.5
    • Disposals 15.9
    • Marks 2.8
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.3
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 72.0

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 13 Fremantle Rd 3
Handballs 14 Port Adelaide Rd 10
Disposals 22 Port Adelaide Rd 10
Marks 6 Collingwood Rd 23
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 8 North Melbourne Rd 16
Goals 4 Fremantle Rd 21
AFL Fantasy 96 Collingwood Rd 23

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Brisbane Lions W 139 - 91 8 10 18 4 0 2 0 1 0 2 64
2 Essendon W 86 - 90 9 7 16 2 0 0 1 6 1 0 74
3 Fremantle W 137 - 79 13 6 19 6 0 3 1 1 3 2 93
4 Gold Coast Suns W 49 - 148 6 6 12 0 0 2 4 7 1 1 55
5 Geelong Cats L 106 - 87 8 6 14 1 0 1 1 8 0 1 70
6 Richmond W 52 - 118 8 6 14 4 0 0 0 6 1 0 78
7 St Kilda W 175 - 30 11 5 16 3 0 2 0 5 2 0 86
8 Sydney Swans L 107 - 88 10 11 21 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 75
10 Port Adelaide L 100 - 86 8 14 22 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 81
11 GWS Giants W 94 - 87 5 9 14 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 65
12 West Coast Eagles W 123 - 79 6 9 15 2 0 1 0 5 0 0 63
13 Carlton W 90 - 118 8 8 16 6 0 1 1 3 0 0 68
14 Collingwood W 115 - 86 10 7 17 3 0 1 0 4 1 1 77
15 Gold Coast Suns W 116 - 63 11 5 16 0 0 2 0 7 0 0 73
16 North Melbourne L 108 - 88 9 5 14 1 0 2 0 8 0 1 75
17 Adelaide Crows W 92 - 104 8 10 18 2 0 1 0 4 0 0 67
18 Sydney Swans W 104 - 94 10 5 15 1 0 3 0 5 2 1 79
19 Western Bulldogs W 107 - 45 9 7 16 2 0 1 1 4 0 0 61
20 Melbourne W 115 - 65 7 10 17 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 58
21 Fremantle L 110 - 91 8 4 12 2 0 1 0 3 4 1 76
22 Geelong Cats W 94 - 71 9 8 17 5 0 2 0 4 0 3 79
23 Collingwood W 56 - 121 8 11 19 6 0 2 0 4 2 2 96
FW1 Geelong Cats W 104 - 68 5 3 8 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 44
PF Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 18 - L: 5 194 172 366 64 0 28 10 100 21 15 1657

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 86
    • Kicks 7.6
    • Handballs 7.5
    • Disposals 15.1
    • Marks 2.6
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 3.8
    • Goals 0.8
    • AFL Fantasy 65.5

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 10 Essendon Rd 18, 2013
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
2014 Hawthorn 194 172 366 64 0 28 10 100 21 15 1657
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