Saturday 20 January 2018

The Future is Bright: Ned Hodson 1st year academy

Ned Hodson
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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.

Favourite ground?

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

Height: 185cm

Weight: 95kg

Position: Centre

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.

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