De Koning and Weitering are key to Blues making the finals series | The Canberra Times


In the second half, Nic Martin stole the limelight from Newcombe, playing an important role in the Bombers’ remarkable last-quarter comeback to secure their second win of the season. Since making his senior debut in the middle of last season, the powerful Newcombe has exhibited an exceptional work rate and become the Hawks’ most consistent midfielder this season. Martin made a stunning start to his AFL career in the opening round, kicking five goals and collecting 27 disposals against Geelong, and has been a consistent performer in his other six games. On form, Newcombe and Martin will push hard to challenge Daicos and Horne-Francis for the Rising Star award.