In exciting news for Territory footy fans, Joe Anderson will make his debut for Thunder, while Matt Campbell, Richard Tambling and Ross Tungatalum will make their return.
Two NEAFL sides with unblemished records line-up against each other at TIO Stadium in Darwin on Saturday night with the scenario providing a tantalizing spectacle for footy fans.
Kaine Riley has been stellar the first two rounds but has pulled up with a small hamstring issue, while Joe Anderson and Richard Tambling are set to get a run real soon.
“These two young guys are quality footballers; there’s no doubt about it” said Andrew Hodges about his latest signings, Kieren Parnell and Bradley Stokes.
NT Thunder has recovered from a slow start to record a controlled 28-point victory on the road over Aspley this week, 16.12 (108) to 11.4 (80).
The coaches structure we have this season allows us to give the players important detailed information on different phases of the game and make adjustments to positional or structures quickly.
Two debutants; Sam Dyke and Jack Munkara will join familiar-face in Sam Smith in the NT Thunder team to face traditional rivals, Aspley Hornets in Brisbane for Round 2.
“There’s a really good representation of clubs from the NTFL and CAFL’. Weatherald said
“I like to relate this to our Territory Thunder teams and how they light up the crowds with their speed, freakish skills and monstrous physical attack on the ball,” Artist Nathan Djerrkura said.
“I just want to get better and better,” Kaine Riley said.
Kieran Parnell continues rehab, Joe Anderson set miss Round 2, along with Richard Tambling and Phil Wills who both carry niggly injuries.
All the photos by Felicity Elliott (AFLNT Media) from Round 1 vs Brisbane Lions at TIO Stadium on Saturday 7 April 2018.
NT Thunder has sent a warning through the NEAFL by defeating reigning premier Brisbane by a single point at TIO Stadium in Darwin on Saturday night, 16.9 (105) to 15.14 (104).
We are proud Territorians and because of that, have focused our recruiting on securing exciting Territory talent.
Young gun Rodney Baird headlines the list of seven debutants who have been named for NT Thunder to face reigning premiers, Brisbane Lions on Saturday night in Darwin.