Sport Hodgson joins Wests Tigers coaching staff

19:40  17 july  2017
19:40  17 july  2017 Source:   msn.com

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Hodgson said he was looking forward to coming back to Wests Tigers in a coaching capacity.

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"The playing roster for next year is one of the things that excited me the most about joining Wests Tigers ," he said.

Brett Hodgson will join the Wests Tigers as assistant coach and Intrust Super Premiership head coach for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. "Ivan and the staff have made many changes and I feel now is the perfect time to return as the club enters this new era.

Brett Hodgson waves to the fans on his final farewell lap after the NRL Round 25, Wests Tigers v Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks match at Leichardt Oval, Sydney, Friday Aug. 29, 2008. © AAP Brett Hodgson waves to the fans on his final farewell lap after the NRL Round 25, Wests Tigers v Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks match at Leichardt Oval, Sydney, Friday Aug. 29, 2008.

The Wests Tigers have announced that premiership-winning former fullback Brett Hodgson will rejoin the club as an NRL assistant coach.

Hodgson, who is currently assistant coach at Widnes in the Super League, has signed to return to Australia for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

The 39-year-old is excited by the challenge of helping to lift the battling Wests Tigers from the lower end of the ladder.

"I'm extremely happy to be returning to Wests Tigers... and I'm looking forward to getting started," said Hodgson in a statement.

"I feel now is the perfect time to return as the club enters this new era."

Hodgson joined the Wests Tigers in 2004 and played 102 NRL games, including being a part of the club's 2005 premiership-winning team.

Hodgson also made six State of Origin appearances for NSW and played in the Super League for Huddersfield and Warrington before retiring at the end of 2013.

NRL Tigers keen to face 'mate' Mitch Moses .
There are no hard feelings between the Wests Tigers and their mid-season release Mitchell Moses but the reaction from the NRL club's fans remains to be seen.Moses will pull on the blue and gold on Sunday when the Eels play the Tigers at Sydney's ANZ Stadium - the first time he's come up against his former club since he was granted his immediate release in May.

Source: http://au.pressfrom.com/news/sport/-30067-hodgson-joins-wests-tigers-coaching-staff/

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