Luke Hodge has become somewhat of a father figure since joining Brisbane at the end of 2017.
In his second season with the Lions, Hodge has played an important role in mentoring the club’s youngsters and shaping the culture to pave the way for future success.
While the 34-year-old takes his role extremely seriously, he also receives his fair share of stick from two of his younger teammates who like to remind him of his veteran status.
“There are probably two blokes and they live together,” Hodge told SEN Breakfast.
“(Alex) Witherden and (Cameron) Rayner are probably the two that give me the most lip on age and how slow I am and everything else about me.
“But I think that’s good for a footy club. If you’ve got two young fellas, and it’s all in good fun, it makes it more enjoyable.”
Hodge has played 332 games in a glittering career that includes four flags and two Norm Smith Medals with the Hawks.
Brisbane go in search of their sixth win of the season when they host Adelaide at the Gabba on Saturday afternoon.
Listen to Luke Hodge’s chat on SEN Breakfast with Garry Lyon and Tim Watson in the player below