Luke Hodge came prepared to niggle his former team.
Luke Hodge came prepared to niggle his former team.

‘He squeezed my nipples pretty hard’

LUKE Hodge was willing to use any tactic necessary to niggle his former teammates when Brisbane played Hawthorn on the weekend.

The former Hawks captain suited up in Lions colours against his old club for the first time on Sunday and left a happy man as the struggling Queensland side won its first match of the season, defeating Alastair Clarkson's men 20. 9 (129) to 11.7 (73) at the Gabba.

Hawthorn veteran Shaun Burgoyne - who played alongside Hodge for years - revealed the ex-Hawks skipper got a little frisky with his opponents on the weekend.

"It was a different thing him running around in a Brisbane guernsey, everyone's aware of what he can do on the field, but he did tackle me and he squeezed my nipples pretty hard," Burgoyne told SEN Breakfast.

"I couldn't do anything about it because he tackled me from behind so he had a little bit of venom in his tackling.

"It was a bit daunting to see him in another guernsey but obviously he had the last laugh on the weekend."