- 24 Age
- 123kg Weight
- 123cm Height
Reece Hodge is a utility back who is capable of playing at flyhalf, wing, centre and fullback.
The young utility back made a name for himself at Shute Shield the Manly Marlins, where he helped the Marlins to the 2015 Shute Shield Grand Final and also represented the North Harbour Rays in the National Rugby Championship.
A former Australian Schoolboys and Australia U20s representative, Hodge possesses a booming boot both out of hand and off the tee. An astute reader of the game, Hodge complements his clever kicking game with speed and great skill.
Hodge played 12 games in his debut season of 2016, quickly establishing himself as a mainstay of the first XV. Hodge's remarkable debut season ended with the young utility back earning his first representative honours, debuting for the Wallabies against New Zealand and ending the year with 10 Caps.
Hodge backed up his impressive 2016, with a strong 2017 which saw Hodge used at inside centre and full back. Hodge earned nine Wallaby Caps to take his total Australian appearances to 19.
2018 saw Hodge perform consistently and play through inside centre, outside centre, full back and finally flyhalf for the remaining five games of the regular season. Hodge played a further nine tests for the Wallabies, before an unfortunate training accident saw Hodge suffer a fractured ankle and miss both the final Bledisloe Test and Spring Tour.
The leg injury meant a delayed start to the 2019 season for Hodge, however the back's diligent rehabilitation only resulted in Hodge missing the Rebels' opening match, returning after the bye for Round 3's famous home victory over the Highlanders. Hodge played the remaining 15 games to finish second in the Rebels overall season try list, scoring seven five-pointers.
Hodge was selected for the Wallabies' 2019 The Rugby Championship squad, scoring a try in the second round match against Argentina at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.