THE JOURNEYMAN WHO BECAME A CHAMPION CLUBMAN
Born: Newcastle, NSW
■ Married to Sally with two daughters, Neve and Isla, the second of whom was born on the Gold Coast.
NRL debut: 1998, Parramatta against South Sydney
NRL teams: Parramatta (20 games, 1998-00); Canberra (98 games, 2001-06); Gold Coast (35 games, 2007-08); Canterbury (51 games, 2009-11).
Career win-loss: 95-106 (46.57
■ Current Bulldogs coach Dean Pay was captain of the Eels side Hodgson debuted in.
■ Played eight or more games in every year after his one-off appearance in 1998. Found the tryline at least once in 11 of the subsequent 13 seasons despite scoring just 16 tries in total.
■ Was crowned Gold Coast Titans clubman of the year in 2008 (pictured).
■ Won his first grand final in the last ever game he played, with Canterbury’s reserve grade (2011).