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Playing squad 2011/2012

Paul Hodgson

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Paul Hodgson has become part of the fabric of London Irish since he joined the club in July 2004 from Bristol Shoguns.

'Dodge', as he is affectionately known by his teammates, started his career with Sutton & Epsom, where he spent 13 years before moving to London Wasps in 2001 and then onto the west country side.

Hodgson's international career started at U18 and U21 level, he also represented England 7s in the IRB World Sevens Series.

The Epsom-born scrum half has made a huge impact, on and off the pitch, both domestically and in Europe over the past seven seasons, and he remains one of the key ingredients in the Exiles' future success.

Hodgson is a talkative, quick-witted half back with the speed and power to cause opposing defenders problems. His worth was acknowledged in May 2008 when he was named Player of the Season at the club's annual awards ceremony.

To date he has made 188 first team appearances and scored 11 tries for the Exiles as well as earning nine international caps with England.

Hodgson's senior international career, started when he guided the England Saxons to a second successive Barclays Churchill Cup title in 2008, playing in all three of England's matches including the final against Scotland A.

Hodgson made his long awaited England debut as a replacement against Ireland during the 2008 RBS 6 Nations and after he was named in the Sky Sports 2008-9 Premiership Dream Team in May 2009, he added to his tally when he came off the bench in both of the June 2009 tests against Argentina.

Hodgson went onto appear in all three 2009 Investec Challenge Series games last autumn and subsequently in the first three RBS 6 Nations matches. 'Dodge was recently involved in the England Saxons squad that won the 2011 Churchill Cup.

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Recent news stories on Paul Hodgson:

Date Type Headline
20.05.2014 Club News Kennedy and Hodgson return to work with the London Irish Academy
16.05.2014 Club News Tomorrow’s Big (and Last) Day at The Avenue – Update
13.04.2014 Match Reports Exiles blow Falcons away in first half to secure comfortable win
08.02.2014 Match Reports Courageous Exiles claim victory over Saracens at Allianz Park
10.11.2013 Match Reports Clinical Clegg punishes Irish ill-discipline
04.11.2013 Ezine News London Irish centre Fergus Mulchrone is used to his family creating headlines.
14.09.2013 Match Reports Exiles claim hard fought win at Sixways
13.09.2013 Club News Hala'ufia makes 100th appearance for Irish
06.06.2013 Club News John Hodgson RIP
23.03.2013 Match Reports Powerful Irish out-muscle Worcester
09.02.2013 Match Reports Ferocious Irish defence earns victory over Saracens
08.02.2013 Club News Catt, Venter and O'Shea inducted into Premiership Rugby Hall of Fame
07.09.2012 Club News BET DEC
01.09.2012 Match Reports Bonus point Saracens see off Exiles
31.08.2012 Club News Bryn Evans to captain Irish against Saracens
18.06.2012 Club News Jamie Gibson to start against Northern Barbarians
11.06.2012 Club News Gibson named in England squad to face Southern Barbarians
25.05.2012 Club News Joseph and Gibson shine for England
15.05.2012 Club News Gibson, Joseph and Corbisiero named to face Barbarians
10.05.2012 Club News Corbisiero and Joseph named in Lancaster's England squad
05.05.2012 Match Reports Sensational Irish finish season off in style
04.05.2012 Club News Bob Casey to captain Exiles in his farewell appearance
14.04.2012 Match Reports Saracens fight back to beat Exiles
13.04.2012 Club News Corbisiero to captain Exiles against Saracens
31.03.2012 Match Reports Exiles go down against efficient Chiefs
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