Hawthorn rookie Jai Newcombe has damaged an AFL report because the Hawks brought on an enormous boilover towards the Sydney Swans on the SCG on Friday night time.
Picked up by the Hawks simply 9 days in the past within the mid-season Draft, Newcombe was on hearth in his first sport, racking up a mammoth 14 tackles to interrupt the report for probably the most ever by an AFL debutant.
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The tally surpassed the earlier mark of 11 set by Collingwood’s Rupert Wills in 2016 by three.
Making the feat much more spectacular, Newcombe broke the report halfway via the third quarter.
Fans and consultants have been fast to heap reward on the teen’s superb effort.
“What about the first game of Newcombe?” footy legend Brian Taylor exclaimed.
“12 tackles on debut.What a debut performance!”
Newcombe was elevated straight into the senior line-up after impressing within the VFL this 12 months.
“One thing we know about Alastair Clarkson is that he does not gift players games,” North Melbourne nice Wayne Carey stated in commentary.
“It’s been a big ride over the past two or three weeks,” Newcombe stated on Channel 7.
“I didn’t really see myself in this position. I’m very happy and lucky, obviously with the support of the boys”.
Hawthorn produced one of many upsets of the season to demolish Sydney 14.5 (89) to 7.9 (51).
The 38-point win was the Hawks’ third of the season.
They outclassed a sluggish Sydney outfit, with Newcombe’s assault on the footy consultant of Hawthorn’s sport.
“The Swans have been unusually sloppy,” Channel 7 commentator James Brayshaw stated.
Earlier within the sport, Buddy Franklin continued to show there may be loads of life left in his AFL profession.
The famous person ahead set the SCG alight within the opening time period of Sydney’s Round 13 conflict.
He was concerned in every part — kicking a objective, establishing one other and clunking contested marks.
The magical 1000-goal milestone is edging slowly inside attain for Franklin, who notched up his 969th main early within the sport.
He wheeled onto his left to kick a classic snap, but it surely was one other contact of sophistication that had followers in raptures.
Outside the 50 metre arc, the 34-year-old danced round two defenders earlier than deftly passing to teammate Will Hayward, who duly transformed.
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But regardless of Buddy’s heroics, the Hawks had the higher of the primary quarter, main the Swans by six factors at quarter-time.
Tom Mitchell was operating amok for the lads in brown and gold towards his former aspect, accumulating 10 disposals and a objective within the first stanza alone.