Hodgson joins Wests Tigers

Brett Hodgson will leave his role as Widnes Vikings assistant coach at the end of the season to take up the same position with NRL side Wests Tigers.

Hodgson has been in England since leaving the Tigers to join Huddersfield Giants as a player in 2009.

The full-back played 51 games for the West Yorkshire club and won the Steve Prescott Man of Steel award in his first Super League campaign.

After two seasons, he joined Warrington where he won the Lance Todd Trophy in the Wolves 2012 Challenge Cup Final triumph against Leeds.

At the end of 2013 Hodgson announced his retirement and joined the Widnes coaching team, where he has been for the last four seasons as assistant to Denis Betts.

Speaking on his departure, Hodgson said: “Widnes gave me a great opportunity to coach and I’ll always be grateful for everything I have learned. I leave knowing Widnes Vikings fans have a lot to look forward to.”