Playing squad 2011/2012
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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|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|
|30.03.2012||Club News||Exiles named for Sandy Park encounter|
|25.03.2012||Match Reports||Heroic Exiles go down fighting|
|23.03.2012||Club News||Corbisiero returns for St Patrick’s Party|
|16.03.2012||Club News||Exiles youngsters in England action this weekend|
|09.03.2012||Club News||Alex Corbisiero to start for England against France|
|05.03.2012||Club News||Declan Danaher re-signs with Exiles|
|23.02.2012||Club News||Corbisiero to start for England against Wales|
|21.02.2012||Club News||London Irish wishes Paul Hodgson all the best on his move to Worcester Warriors|
|18.02.2012||Match Reports||Newcastle 19 London Irish 10|
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