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Alexander T O A. Hodgman (born 16 July 1993) is a New Zealand rugby union player who currently plays as a prop for Canterbury in New Zealand's domestic Mitre 10 Cup[1][2][3] and the Blues in the international Super Rugby competition.[4][5]

Alex Hodgman
Full nameAlexander T O A. Hodgman
Date of birth (1993-07-16) 16 July 1993 (age 26)
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
Height196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight122 kg (269 lb; 19 st 3 lb)
SchoolMount Albert Grammar School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Current team Canterbury, Blues
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014– Canterbury 55 (10)
2015–2016 Crusaders 9 (5)
2017– Blues 18 (0)
Correct as of 12 April 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012 Fiji U20 5 (0)
2013 New Zealand U20 1 (0)
Correct as of 12 April 2019

Domestic careerEdit

Born and raised in Auckland, Hodgman attended Mount Albert Grammar School in the city and was also a member of the Blues under-18 program during that time. After graduating high school, he moved south to Christchurch and after suffering a season ending shoulder injury in 2013, he debuted for Canterbury during the 2014 ITM Cup.[1] He made 9 appearances during his first season at provincial level in what was a disappointing campaign overall for the Cantabrians. 2015 and 2016 were far more successful years which ended in Canterbury lifting the Premiership title and in 2016 adding the Ranfurly Shield to their list of honours.[1]

Super RugbyEdit

Impressive domestic performances saw Hodgman named in the Crusaders wider training group for the 2015 Super Rugby season where injuries to several front rowers allowed him to make 5 appearances during the campaign, including 1 start.[6] He was subsequently promoted to a full contract for 2016, but was only able to add 4 more caps to his career total.[2]

Seeking more game time, he headed back home to Auckland and signed for the Blues ahead of the 2017 Super Rugby season.[7]

International careerEdit

Hodgman represented Fiji Under-20 at the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship in South Africa, however he changed allegiances ahead of the 2013 edition and turned out for New Zealand Under-20.[1][8][9]

Career HonoursEdit

Super Rugby StatisticsEdit

As of 23 November 2016[2]
Season Team Games Starts Sub Mins Tries Cons Pens Drops Points Yel Red
2015 Crusaders 5 1 4 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Crusaders 4 1 3 121 1 0 0 0 5 0 0
Total 9 2 7 276 1 0 0 0 5 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Alex Hodgman Canterbury Player Profile". Canterbury Rugby. Archived from the original on 23 November 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Alex Hodgman Player Statistics". itsrugby. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Alex Hodgman ESPN Scrum Player Profile". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Blues 2017 Squad Guide" (PDF). All Blacks.com. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Alex Hodgman Blues Player Profile". Blues Rugby. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Crusaders 2015 Squad Naming" (PDF). All Blacks.com. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Blues sign Jimmy Tupou and prop Alex Hodgman from Crusaders". Rugby Heaven. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Alex Hodgman New Zealand Under 20 Player Profile". All Blacks.com. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
  9. ^ "NZU20 squad named for IRB World Champs in France". All Blacks.com. 24 April 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2014.