Reece Hodge
Position Fullback, Centre, Flyhalf
Date of birth 26 August 1994
Height 191cm
Weight 94kg
Debut 2016 v New Zealand, Wellington
Caps 24 Tests

Biography

A Manly local, Hodge was educated at the Manly Selective High School, before playing for the Australian Schools and U20s sides. Injury cruelled his hopes of going to the next step, before a standout Shute Shield season with Manly saw hime signed by the Melbourne Rebels for 2016. Hodge starred for the Victorian franchise in Super Rugby and it was no surprise when he was drafted into the national squad later that same year. He was named in his first match day squad during the Rugby Championships and made his debut against New Zealand in Wellington.

Highlights

2016
Hodge won his first Test cap off the bench and picked up his first start on the wing against South Africa in Brisbane. Hodge ended the season with 10 Test caps, five of which were won as a starting inside centre.

2017
Hodge played off the bench in the each of the opening five Tests before he starting on the wing in the eight of the next nine Tests. He nailed a monster penalty goal from 55 metres out in the final minutes of the third Test against New Zealand in Brisbane to seal a famous win. Hodge then started his first international at flyhalf against Japan in Yokohama.

International 2018 season

Tries 1
Points 35
Carries 48
Metres 266
Conversions 9
Kicks In Play 16
Successful Tackles 24
Missed Tackles 4