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

In the second half, Nic Martin stole the limelight from Newcombe, playing an important role in the Bombers’ extraordinary comeback in the final quarter to secure their second win of the season. Since he debuted in the first team midway through last season, the mighty Newcombe has shown exceptional work rate and has become the Hawks’ most consistent midfielder this season. Martin started his AFL career in an extraordinary way in the opening round, scoring five goals and racking up 27 eliminations against Geelong, and has been a consistent player in the other six games. In form, Newcombe and Martin will push hard to challenge Daicos and Horne-Francis for the Rising Star award.