David Hodgson (rugby league)

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David Hodgson
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Personal information
Full name David Hodgson
Nickname Dodgey, Hodgey
Born (1981-08-08) 8 August 1981 (age 33)
Hull, England
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 93 kg (14 st 9 lb)[1]
Playing information
Position Wing, Fullback
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1999–2000 Halifax 14 5 0 0 20
2000–04 Wigan Warriors 120 47 0 0 188
2005–07 Salford City Reds 86 35 48 0 236
2008–11 Huddersfield Giants 93 65 1 0 262
2012–2014 Hull KR 45 23 0 0 92
Total 358 175 49 0 798
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2005–12 England 5 3 0 0 12
Great Britain 3 0
2001–03 Yorkshire

David Hodgson (born August 8, 1981) played for the Hull Kingston Rovers rugby league team. He has represented Great Britain, England and Yorkshire.

David began his career at Halifax in 1999, before moving to Wigan in 2000, a tribunal fixing a £45,000 fee. Hodgson played for the Wigan Warriors on the wing, scoring a try in their 2000 Super League Grand Final loss against St Helens RLFC.

In 2003 he was Wigan’s top try scorer with 20. Hodgson played for the Wigan Warriors at centre in the 2003 Super League Grand Final which was lost to the Bradford Bulls.

David signed for the Reds from Wigan when his contract was up at the end of 2004, following bad injury. Prior to joining Salford he had made 122 Super League appearances in which time he scored 48 tries.

He regained full fitness at Salford, and had a fantastic 2006- which saw him named in the GB standby squad for the Tri-Nations, the engage Super League Dream Team and also being named Supporter's Player of the Year and Player's Player of the Year at the Reds' prestigious annual awards ceremony. The club finished their highest ever in Super League (5th), and went on to the end of season play-offs for the first time.

On 11 March 2006, David Hodgson scored a club Super League record 8 successful goal kicks – despite having never kicked a goal before the start of the 2006 season.

In June 2007 Hodgson was called up to the Great Britain squad for the Test match against France[2]

On the November 10 he made his first appearance of Great Britain's test series against New Zealand and scored. In September 2007 he signed for the Huddersfield Giants, following Salford's relegation from Super League

He has been named in the England training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[3]

He has been named in the England team to face Wales at the Keepmoat Stadium prior to England's departure for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.[4]

On 18 July 2011, David Hodgson signed a three-year deal with his Hometown team Hull KR.[5]

On 3 October 2014, David Hodgson announced his retirement and he signed a two-year contract to stay at his Hometown team Hull KR as an assistant coach, along with Willie Poching.[6]


  1. ^ "Huddersfield Giants". web page. Huddersfield Giants. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Eight new faces in Lions squad". BBC. 2007-06-12. Retrieved 2007-06-12. 
  3. ^ "Myler gets England call". England Rugby League. 2008-09-29. Retrieved 2008-10-03. 
  4. ^ "Gleeson to lead new-look England". BBC. 2008-10-09. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  5. ^ "Huddersfield Giants man David Hodgson to join Hull KR". BBC. 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2011-07-18. 
  6. ^ "Hull K.R. man David Hodgson to take coaching role". Superleague. 2014-10-03. Retrieved 2014-10-03. 

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