TIO Stadium is fast becoming a northern fortress for the Gold Coast SUNS.
The SUNS recorded its third straight win in Darwin last Saturday night and will be looking to make it two consecutive unbeaten trips to the Top End when they meet the Crows this weekend.
Senior Coach Stuart Dew says its comfortable surroundings for his side.
“We feel at home,” Dew said.
“The players enjoy coming here, not only for the game, but for the life experiences and learning where some of our players come from.
“We’re very supportive of our partnership with the Northern Territory… we feel like we’ve transported our program well.”
The SUNS have spent days in and around Territory communities this week, including a dinner provided by Ben Long’s family at his former club, St Mary’s.
Attention now turns to squaring the season ledger with a win against the Crows on Saturday night, beginning with its main session on Wednesday evening.
“We pulled up really well in both grades. We’ll have our main session on Wednesday and look to reload again this weekend," Dew continued.
“They’re clearly in-form and really dangerous, but we’re looking for to it as we were against the Bulldogs.
“Their whole forward line is really diverse in the way they can score. So there’s going to be a lot related to supply and quality of supply.
As confirmed earlier this week, Lachie Weller won’t be available for Round 12 but is targeting a return to action following the bye.
Tickets are still available for Saturday night’s game as are Territory SUN memberships - the best way to see your SUNS in action in Darwin.
Saturday night’s game will be broadcast across Fox Footy, Kayo and the Seven Network. Check your local guides for details.