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A University of New South Wales graduate in journalism with experience covering and photographing professional and local Rugby League, Basketball, AFL and Horse Racing. Twitter - @seanteuma Instagram - @seanteuma Facebook - @seanteumajournalist

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Thanks for that feedback Bearfax. My full report on each game can be found online for another site I contributed to on the day, however I still wanted to provide some information for The Roar on what occurred during the day. Happy to take that on board for future reference though.

NSWRL junior representative grand final recap

Most definitely Scott. I’ve got them pencilled in as comfortable favourites over France

Squads announced for Phoenician Cup showdown

The youth in the Maltese squad is very encouraging. With a young captain and halfback, expect to see them really push hard for a World Cup start in the future.

Should be a tight game (much tighter than tonight’s Test match!). If Malta can hold them early, their confidence will be sky high.

Squads announced for Phoenician Cup showdown

It’s a shame that the NRL and Super League talent for both sides is missing from this game, however both nations have named strong teams, with what should be an almighty battle.

Squads announced for Phoenician Cup showdown

Couldn’t be more accurate Elliott. Everybody associated with the national team deserves a mountain of credit for the work they put in and what they’ve been able to achieve to date.

Let’s not forget that they could very well have been participating in this year’s World Cup if they could’ve fielded a team closer to full strength against Spain back in 2015.

Saturday night promises to be a cracker.

Malta aiming for a Phoenician upset over Lebanon

I think it’s just a pure coincidence and rather poor timing more than anything. This game will serve a much greater purpose for the women’s game as opposed to the men’s edition. Should be here to stay.

First ever NSW City and Country Origin women's squads named

Due to injury. Is in camp with the national side but won’t be playing. Currently undergoing rehab for the broken leg

First ever NSW City and Country Origin women's squads named

This side has plenty of potential too. Their upcoming preliminary final against Parramatta will be a cracker.

SG Ball: Roosters hold off fast-finishing Panthers

It’s been great covering these games, as well as the other junior representative competitions. For an inaugural season, the TG Cup has been a tremendous success, and the positive thing is that the only way is up.

Tarsha Gale Cup: Panthers maul Eels 44-12

The opposition wasn’t the strongest, but it was hard not to be delighted by what I saw on Saturday, The halves and front rowers were super impressive.

SG Ball: Cronulla coast to victory, remain undefeated in 2017

That’s me signing out for the night. Hope you enjoyed the game (what a thriller it was!). Make sure you tune in tomorrow for a big Saturday of AFL action, starting with what should be another cracking game with Sydney hosting West Coast.

Hawthorn Hawks vs Adelaide Crows highlights: AFL live scores, blog

THE ROAR MVP

3 Points – Paul Puopolo (Hawthorn) – A stellar performance from the small forward. Booted home 5 goals and was enormous in the final quarter, including kicking the match winner.

2 Points – Rory Sloane (Adelaide) – Another dazzling display with ball in hand, his 26 disposals and 7 tackles were a tremendous effort in a beaten side.

1 Point – Cyril Rioli (Hawthorn) – Came up huge in the final quarter, and ended the game with 4 goals. His clever touches and impact on the game was big.

Hawthorn Hawks vs Adelaide Crows highlights: AFL live scores, blog

MATCH REPORT – HAWTHORN 112, ADELAIDE 109

A last minute goal from Paul Puopolo has given Hawthorn their fourth consecutive win, with a thrilling 112-109 defeat of Adelaide at the MCG.

The Hawks overturned a 15-point deficit with less than five minutes to play, kicking the final three goals. Incredibly, it was their third consecutive win by a margin of three points.

The star was Puopolo, who kicked five goals, including the last minute match winner, to go along with 23 disposals. His partnership in the forward line with Cyril Rioli was a critical factor in the Hawks escaping jail on yet another occasion in 2016.

Adelaide looked to have the game at their mercy in various stages of the final term, with Luke Brown’s fourth career goal stretching the lead out to 15, before Puopolo and Rioli took over in the final five minutes.

They’ll be left to rue what was a golden opportunity to grab the scalp of the defending premiers in Melbourne, and end a run of six successive defeats to Hawthorn.

Rory Sloane was outstanding in a losing side, gathering 26 disposals and laying on some classy touched for his teammates. Scott Thompson had a game-high 33 disposals for the Crows as well.

The first quarter was fast and free flowing, as the Crows raced out to a 16-point lead at the first break. Hawthorn lifted the intensity in the second term however, using their defence to get back into the game, taking a slight two point lead at the main break.

The win puts Hawthorn temporarily in second spot on the ladder, before they travel to Western Sydney to take on the Giants next week. Adelaide slips to eighth following the loss, but will have a chance to bounce back when they host Fremantle.

Hawthorn Hawks vs Adelaide Crows highlights: AFL live scores, blog

FULL TIME – HAWTHORN 17.10 112 – ADELAIDE 17.7 109

Adelaide led the disposal count (405-354) in a match which featured nine lead changes. Hawthorn maintained there dominance inside 50 for the evening (60-48), as well as the tackle count (94-77).

Stay tuned for the match report, and The Roar MVP selections.

Hawthorn Hawks vs Adelaide Crows highlights: AFL live scores, blog

FULL TIME – HAWTHORN 17.10 112 – ADELAIDE 17.7 109

Paul Puopolo was the star for the Hawks tonight, coming away with 5 goals, to go with 23 disposals and 6 tackles to give the Hawks a three-point victory in Burgoyne’s 300th.

Hawthorn Hawks vs Adelaide Crows highlights: AFL live scores, blog

FULL TIME SIREN!

What. A. Game.

The Hawks looked dead and buried late in the fourth, but they’ve managed to pull another win out of nowhere. Puopolo kicked the game-winner with under a minute to play.


HAWTHORN 17.10 112
ADELAIDE 17.7 109

Hawthorn Hawks vs Adelaide Crows highlights: AFL live scores, blog

GOAL HAWTHORN

Q4 – 1′

After the push in the back call, Puopolo nails the kick which gives Hawthorn the lead with just 18 seconds remaining.


HAWTHORN 17.10 112
ADELAIDE 17.7 109

Hawthorn Hawks vs Adelaide Crows highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Push in the back. Wow, what a big call!

Hawthorn Hawks vs Adelaide Crows highlights: AFL live scores, blog

BEHIND HAWTHORN

Q4 – 1′

Gunston never looked likely with that kick. From close to 50, he manages to score a point. Just over a minute to go now.


HAWTHORN 16.10 106
ADELAIDE 17.7 109

Hawthorn Hawks vs Adelaide Crows highlights: AFL live scores, blog

BEHIND ADELAIDE

Q4 – 2′

So close! Walker hits the post with a kick that could’ve sealed it. They lead by four with under two minutes to play.


HAWTHORN 16.9 105
ADELAIDE 17.7 109

Hawthorn Hawks vs Adelaide Crows highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Q4 – 3′

Lucky call there for Gibson as it is ruled Walker held him.


HAWTHORN 16.9 105
ADELAIDE 17.6 108

Hawthorn Hawks vs Adelaide Crows highlights: AFL live scores, blog

GOAL HAWTHORN

Q4 – 3′

CYRIL! He is as cool as you like in a pack situation, prevailing to kick the goal, and put the Hawks right back in the contest. Game on!


HAWTHORN 16.9 105
ADELAIDE 17.6 108

Hawthorn Hawks vs Adelaide Crows highlights: AFL live scores, blog

GOAL HAWTHORN

Q4 – 4′

The barrel from Hodge bounced fortuitously for the Hawks, with Pupolo sticking his boot out to get the final touch on it, and a much needed goal.


HAWTHORN 15.9 99
ADELAIDE 17.6 108

Hawthorn Hawks vs Adelaide Crows highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Q4 – 5′

Adelaide is looking to slow the tempo of the game right down now. They’ve got a 16-point lead, but there is still over 5 minutes to play. Another goal would seal it.


HAWTHORN 14.9 93
ADELAIDE 17.6 108

Hawthorn Hawks vs Adelaide Crows highlights: AFL live scores, blog

GOAL ADELAIDE

Q4 – 7′

Luke Brown. Talk about composure under pressure. He slots the goal from just inside 50 like a veteran forward! Hawthorn are reallt under the pump here now, with time starting to run out.


HAWTHORN 14.9 93
ADELAIDE 17.6 108

Hawthorn Hawks vs Adelaide Crows highlights: AFL live scores, blog

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