Johnathan Thurston hopes to perform a traditional Aboriginal war dance this weekend as NRL superstars rally to support embattled Sydney Swan Adam Goodes.
Some of the NRL's top indigenous athletes, including Thurston and South Sydney skipper Greg Inglis, are planning indigenous dances as the controversy surrounding Goodes splits Australia, the Daily Telegraph reports.
ARL Indigenous Council chair Linda Burney urged NRL players to “shake a leg” in support of the 2014 Australian of the Year and Thurston will do so if the time is right this weekend.
"It think it’s a great initiative and I am happy to support it,’’ the reigning Cowboys star halfback told The Daily Telegraph.
“I’ll show my respect for Adam, indigenous athletes and all the indigenous people with a little move on the weekend if I’m lucky enough to score.’’
Goodes has taken indefinite leave from the AFL over the booing furore that has engulfed Australia. She labelled the whole ordeal "bloody ugly".
He was initially given two days away from the club to gather himself after he was loudly booed by sections of the Eagles' crowd - a reaction he and teammate Lewis Jetta considered to have racist overtones.