Anything less than Thunder’s best will make it very difficult against a side brimming with talent.
The return of senior players is sure to see the Thunder bounce back in a way Territory pride demands.
The toughest challenge in the NEAFL awaits NT Thunder this Saturday when they travel to Sydney to take on the Swans in their Round 17 clash at the SCG.
Thunder is looking to confirm its place in the top four while Aspley wants to secure its place in the top six.
Redland will be coming to Darwin hungry to keep their finals chances alive.
NT Thunder has made seven changes to its team to play the GWS Giants NEAFL side on Saturday afternoon.
NT Thunder will be hoping to prove last week’s 53-point loss to Southport was just an aberration.
“Our team represents the entire Territory and we can’t wait to play at Traeger Park,” Hodges said.
Thunder is revitalised and is ready to go for a big second half of the season.
Hodges said Saturday night’s game against Sydney University will provide a progress report for his side as it nears the half-way point of the season.
Two straight wins has NT Thunder back on track and a third in a row against last year’s premiers, the Giants, in it’s Indigenous Round clash this Saturday will mean they’re officially on a roll.
NT Thunder travels to Gold Coast for Round 8 to take on a side that is down on confidence, wins and sitting last on the ladder.
This week could be the ideal round for Thunder to bounce back with a win against the Suns as their AFL side travels with an extended list to play Port Adelaide in China for the first time.
More controlled and focused decision-making will be a major aim for NT Thunder when it hosts Canberra in Round 6 of the NEAFL at Darwin’s TIO Stadium on Saturday night.
Friday night football returns to Darwin this week with NT Thunder facing one of the biggest challenges in NEAFL football when it hosts the Sydney Swans.