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.
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.
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.
Hodge played in each of the first nine Tests, the last six of which were as the starting outside centre, before he fractured his right ankle in a non-contact training accident. As a result Hodge was unavailable for both the final Bledisloe Test and the entire Spring Tour.