Dog joins New­cas­tle

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

NSW half­back Trent Hod­kin­son has signed with New­cas­tle on a three- year NRL deal. The Canterbury No. 7 is of­f­con­tract at the end of the year was squeezed out of the Bull­dogs be­cause of salary cap re­straints. He turned down a re­ported $ 800,000 two- year con­tract with the Gold Coast to sign with the Knights. “Trent’s sign­ing is a ma­jor coup for our club,” Knights chief ex­ec­u­tive Matt Gi­d­ley said. “Trent is the cur­rent NSW half­back and has proven on many oc­ca­sions, in grand fi­nals and Ori­gin matches, his abil­ity to steer his team to vic­tory. We look for­ward to Trent as­sist­ing our team to re­alise their po­ten­tial.”

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