The Future is Bright: Ned Hodson 1st year academy
Published 19/02/2016 | 02:30
I moved to Ireland from Oxford in England when I was two years old. I played rugby for Midleton College during my school days. After that I played for UCC before moving to Cork Con where I currently play my club rugby.
I played at the various provincial under-age levels and while in the sub-academy programme featured for Munster A in the British and Irish Cup and the Munster Sevens at the World Club Sevens.
I was involved in my first senior squad in the pre-season game against Gloucester in August 2014 and joined the full academy at the start of the 2015/16 season.
Favourite Munster game?
The Heineken Cup final v Biarritz in Cardiff in 2006.
Most memorable game I've played in?
I captained the Munster U-18s Schools side in 2011 and the game against Ulster is my most memorable as it was our final inter-provincial game and I got to lead the side out in Thomond Park where we recorded a narrow victory.
Gloucester's Kingsholm. It is where I got my first few minutes of senior rugby with Munster in a pre-season friendly.
Date of birth: March 7, 1994
Place of birth: Oxford, England
Club: Cork Con
School: Midleton College
University: Graduated from UCC in Arts with a 2.1
Munster honours: Munster U-18s Captain, Munster U-19s & U-20s, 7s, 'A'.
Other sports: Hockey, cricket and surfing.