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Hodgson chases Super League title success

Brett Hodgson is still missing one last accolade from his CV in Europe and the Warrington Wolves fullback is determined to ensure that this is the year he completes the set.
Hodgson chases Super League title success
by AAP

By Charlie Talbot-Smith

LONDON, July 4 AFP - Brett Hodgson is still missing one last accolade from his CV in Europe and the Warrington Wolves fullback is determined to ensure that this is the year he completes the set.

The Australian won the Challenge Cup last year, earning the Lance Todd Trophy in the process, and was the Super League Man of Steel in 2009 but has yet to taste grand final success.

The 35-year-old came desperately close with Warrington last year, losing out 26-18 to Leeds Rhinos, who they overcame in the Challenge Cup final, in the showpiece at Old Trafford.

The Rhinos travel to Warrington on Friday as the regular Super League season nears its conclusion with the Wolves in red-hot form and sitting one place ahead of Leeds in third.

Warrington have won ten of their last 11 games in all competitions and Hodgson, who last featured in the NRL for Wests Tigers, is desperate to lay down a marker for the play-offs.

"We want to finish in the top-two positions in the league first and foremost," he said. "But the goal is to win the grand final.

"It's the last thing missing for me as an Australian coming across, that was what I wanted to do and we got so close last year.

"It's always good to test yourself against the big teams and Leeds are certainly that, they know how to perform in the big games.

"They are having a few injury problems at the moment but you can never write them off and we want to continue improving."

While the Rhinos' injury losses include skipper Kevin Sinfield and England international Danny McGuire, Warrington's own medical woes finally look to be turning the corner.

Long-term concern Chris Bridge is back in action while Ben Harrison is also nearing a return but Hodgson has been impressed with the way the squad has coped in their absence.

"The squad is slowly coming back to full strength which is a good sign," he added. "Everyone has mucked in together and we have continued to get good results."


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