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Puopolo signs new deal

DUAL Hawthorn premiership player Paul Puopolo has signed a two-year contract extension.

4:00pm  Feb 20, 2015

2014 Review: Paul Puopolo

2014 was another great year for Hawthorn pocket rocket Paul Puopolo, who again showed his value in a premiership-winning side.

4:22pm  Nov 7, 2014

Puopolo goes from reject to back-to-back premier

PAUL Puopolo, who labeled Saturday’s premiership the ‘best feeling ever’, didn’t miss the irony of almost being lost to the AFL after winning back-to-back premierships.

4:15pm  Oct 2, 2014

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R12: Puopolo in the rooms

3:00pm  Jun 19, 2015

R10: Bupa Recovery Report

2:00pm  Jun 2, 2015

R8: Puopolo weaves some magic

9:43pm  May 23, 2015

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Paul
Puopolo

Height
173 cm
DOB
02-12-1987
Weight
76 kg
Debut
2011
Games
2015
11
Career
99
Goals
2015
16
Career
85
2015 AFL Fantasy Points
Total
729
Avg
66
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 11
    • Kicks 5.9
    • Handballs 7.2
    • Disposals 13.1
    • Marks 1.9
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 5.0
    • Goals 1.5
    • AFL Fantasy 66.3

2015 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 9 Western Bulldogs Rd 3
Handballs 13 Gold Coast Suns Rd 9
Disposals 17 Gold Coast Suns Rd 9
Marks 4 GWS Giants Rd 6
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 12 Gold Coast Suns Rd 9
Goals 4 Essendon Rd 13
AFL Fantasy 87 Gold Coast Suns Rd 9

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 - - - - - - - - - - -
16 Sydney Swans - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Richmond - - - - - - - - - - -
19 West Coast Eagles - - - - - - - - - - -
20 Geelong Cats - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Port Adelaide - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Brisbane Lions - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Carlton - - - - - - - - - - -
TOTAL W: 9 - L: 4 65 79 144 21 0 13 8 55 16 8 729

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 99
    • Kicks 7.5
    • Handballs 7.5
    • Disposals 15.0
    • Marks 2.5
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 4.0
    • Goals 0.9
    • AFL Fantasy 66.0

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 Gold Coast Suns Rd 9, 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 65 79 144 21 0 13 8 55 16 8 729
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
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AFL Fantasy points

Milestones

AFL Hawthorn: 41 games, 32 goals