Player Info

Playing squad 2010/2011

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.

A former pupil of Glyn ADT School in Ewell, Surrey Paul'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 in the past six seasons, and he remains one of the key ingredients in the Exiles' future success.

Paul is a loquacious, 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 162 first team appearances and scored 10 tries for the Exiles as well as earning nine international caps with England.

Paul'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.

His 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 Guinness 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.

Paul went onto appear in all three 2009 Investec Challenge Series games last autumn and subsequently in the first three RBS 6 Nations matches. He was also a pre-tour replacement for the injured Joe Simpson in Australasia this summer and played off the bench in both games against the Australian Barbarians.

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Paul Hodgson's Detailed Stats

Position: Scrumhalf
Weight: 79kgs / 12st 6lbs
Height: 173cm / 5ft 8ins
Date of Birth: 25/04/1982
Former Clubs: Bristol Rugby, Worcester Warriors, Worcester Cavaliers
Representative Honours: , England A, England U18, England U21, England Saxons
Joined Club: 01/07/2004
Heroes: Michael Johnson
Club Honours: London Irish Most Improved Player of the Season 2005/2006
Favourite Food: Steak
Favourite Film: Any Given Sunday
Favourite Match: Away against Bristol
Favourite Holiday Destination: Miami; Maldives; Puerto Banus
Currently on your iPOD: Funky House
Paul's Club Stats: This Season Club Total
Club Appearances: 26 208
Replacement Apps: 1 45
Tries: 1 12
Goals: - -
Drop Goals: - -
Penalties: - -
Total Points: 5 60
Paul's Test Stats: Win Rate Total
Country Won: 5  Drawn: -  Lost: 4 England
Appearances 9
Tries -
Conversions -
Penalties -
Drop Goals -
International Points -

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