By Blake Edwards
Illawarra Cutters centre Levi Dodd is relishing the opportunity to face the Wentworthville Magpies during the triple-header of rugby league to be contested at WIN Stadium, Wollongong on Saturday.
The three-quarters arrived at the Cutters during the off-season having previously plyed his trade with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and has been pleased with the transition and game time emanated from the move.
Dodd however remains wary of the team's upcoming opponents but has backed his teammates to perform given the chance to play in front of a home crowd.
“The move from the Bulldogs has been a massive but positive experience," said Dodd.
“The boys have been really welcoming since I arrived and I have learnt a lot already off Head Coach Jason Demetriou in such a short time.
“I turned to the boys that lived here on the coast at first upon my arrival from Sydney for some guidance, not only with my footy but with things off the field like the community so I could get a feel for the fans and the local area.
"It has paid off as I am really enjoying my time here and getting to play for the Cutters.
“I think we are getting into the groove now and learning how everyone plays their own game, which is showing in recent results.
“It’s always good to play at home and I’m looking forward to playing in front of the fans on Saturday and also the viewers at home, especially my friends and family in other states and overseas.
“It’ll be a tough match up and I know the Magpies have lost some players, but despite that, they’ll turn up ready to go."