Hodgson, Joel

Hodgson was born in Newcastle, England and prepped at Royal Grammar School in Newcastle before starting his professional rugby career in 2010.

He joins the Warriors with 110 appearances in Premiership Rugby in England, having played for the Newcastle Falcons (105 appearances) and Northampton Saints (5 appearances). In addition to his experience in Premiership Rugby, Hodgson has made three appearances for the Rotherham Titans, 24 appearances for the Yorkshire Carnegie and most recently played for the Glasgow Warriors in the United Rugby Championship League.

Hodgson has scored an impressive 467 points over the course of his professional career.

“Having over 150 appearances for the Newcastle Falcons in both premiership and European competitions, I have experienced both the highs and lows of professional rugby,” said Hodgson. “I hope from my experiences I am able to help my teammates perform under different pressures throughout the season. I also hope to share any insight into how things are done in rugby in Europe to try and help Utah and the MLR grow. I’m excited to learn more about the MLR and to experience new techniques and approaches to the game from my coaches and teammates as well.”

Position Flyhalf
Height 5'11"
Weight 176
Hometown New Castle, England