Raiders re-sign Hodgson

Raiders re-sign Hodgson Written by STAFF WRITERS, February 23, 2016

INTERNATIONAL hooker Josh Hodgson has officially put pen to paper with the Raiders, inking a new two-year extension.

The 26-year-old joined the Raiders ahead of the 2015 season on a two-year deal, but after a stellar first year in the NRL, the Green Machine have identified him as a key player going forward.

Hodgson, who has played five Tests for England, said he was happy to have his future sorted out in Canberra.

“It’s great to get something sorted for the next few years. It will take me to the end of 2018, which is great for me and great for my family,” Hodgson said.

“The club was eager for me to stay and I was eager to stay as well because I love it here in Canberra.

“As I have always said I’ve found a real home away from home here.

“It’s great to get something sorted and get it locked in.”

Raiders CEO Don Furner was pleased to have retained Hodgson.

“We had high hopes for Josh when we recruited him from the English Super League at the beginning of last year and he has delivered over and above in terms of what he brings to the club both on and off the field,” Furner said.

“We see Josh as one of the clubs most important players as we continue to bring stability to the NRL squad and to have him sign with us until the end of 2018 helps us build a squad which we believe will be successful.”


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