The Thunder women are the walking wounded this week with four concussions sustained in the Round 8 game.
This weekend, NT Thunder will face Carlton for the second time this season.
In a massive twist, Williamstown has beaten NT Thunder at Downer Oval.
NT Thunder will travel to Melbourne, with Rebecca Pryer as the debut player, looking to find its fifth win of the season as they face the winless Williamstown Seagulls at Point Gellibrand on Saturday.
Joe Anderson and Shannon Rioli are out for the remainder of the season due to an ankle and hand injury.
The best of Northern Territory talent was on display last Saturday and they formed a united front.
In a game which Thunder was looking to regain their pride, they absolutely obliterated the Bombers like an unrelenting storm.
We know our home games are few and far between, so it is crucial we learn from our mistakes and get the job done in front of our family and friends.
Mattea Breed will make her debut for the senior Thunder side, while Jas Hewett will help stabilise the midfield with her inclusion.
“Another loss at home would be upsetting for the team, but the ability to play in Darwin gives Thunder something extra to fight for,” Katie Streader said heading into the clash against Essendon.
Following the men’s Round 11 bye, 5 players have been removed from the list while the women came away unscathed in Round 6 with only a couple of players requiring assessment.
After a good start, NT Thunder let the game slip through their hands as Richmond proved too good at TIO Stadium.
We are really looking forward to two home games in a row playing at our beloved TIO Stadium in front of our family and friends.
NT Thunder has recalled six premiership winning players and three league best and fairest performers from the local and AFLW level for its highly anticipated Round 6 clash with Richmond.
After a tough match against Carlton, a few of our girls have picked up a few niggling injuries that will see them miss this week.