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.
Hodges said his major headache this week will be deciding who to leave out of the squad travelling to Brisbane.
…The paradox of NT Thunder.
Having easily dispatched NEAFL rival Aspley last week, top-of-the-table NT Thunder is likely to face tougher opposition this weekend when it hosts the Brisbane Lions Reserves.
The long road to NEAFL premiership glory begins for NT Thunder at TIO Stadium in Darwin tonight and it’s set to be a hotly contested affair.
NT Thunder face archrivals in the Aspley Hornets in a do-or-die clash this Saturday.
Southport’s ladder position will promise a fight to secure a spot in finals as Thunder look for a victory.