Published: 13/08/2013

By David Whittle

tom-hodsonHUDDERSFIELD RUFC have signed former Wakefield Trinity Wildcats reserve Tom Hodson.

The fly-half has previously played rugby union up to the under 20’s age group for Yorkshire.

Signed from Featherstone Rovers, Hodson has swapped codes to join the Lockwood Park outfit.

He said: “Huddersfield gave me the chance to get back to playing rugby union after a period of playing league. 

“So hopefully we can be successful and play at a higher division. 

After the disappointment of last season under Dan Hyde, the squad and the new coaching staff have been working hard in order to bounce back.

“What has really impressed me is the attitude of the rest of the players and the desire that they’ve got to try and succeed.

“I’m not sure what the coaching was like last year obviously, but with Gaz, there is a real good relationship between the players and him.”

Coach Gareth Lewis said: “He is an exceptionally talented young player and we are very much looking forward to seeing him perform in a Huddersfield shirt.

Huddersfield’s new signing has joined the squad in preparation for this weekend’s preseason friendly against Preston Grasshoppers.

“He has already shown a tremendous range of skills and he will only grow as he gets familiar with his team mates and our patterns of play.”

Hodson added: “The things that we’ve been working on can be put into practice and really start to establish the relationships in the team and the partnerships and it will tell us what we need to work on for the rest of the preseason.

Having never fully replaced the kicking of Chris Johnson, since his departure to Fylde, Huddersfield hope that their new recruit will be able to fill this gap.

Lewis said: “Tom has an outstanding goal kicking record and hopefully he can bring this to Lockwood Park".

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