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Season snapshot: Paul Puopolo

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 14: Paul Puopolo of the Hawks attempts to mark over Oscar McDonald (left) and Michael Hibberd of the Demons during the 2018 AFL First Semi Final match between the Hawthorn Hawks and the Melbourne Demons at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on September 14, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)
Poppy again averaged a goal per game in season 2018.

The stats

AFL games: 20

Disposals per game: 12.4

Marks: 2.1

Kicks: 6.5

Tackles: 4.2

Total goals: 20

Read: Big Boy's season snapshot


Paul Puopolo played 20 games this season and continued to play his role as a pressure forward who can be dangerous around goal.

Puopolo averaged a goal per game in 2018, making it the fourth consecutive season that he has averaged at least one major per match. 

The 30-year-old also averaged more tackles this year than any other of his non-midfielder teammates.

Poppy’s best game of the season came in the Round 18 win over Carlton when he recorded 22 disposals, five marks, four inside 50s and booted four goals to earn himself one Brownlow vote.



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