Hodkinson may turn to Super League

Out-of-favour Manly Sea Eagles half-back Trent Hodkinson is considering a move to England according to reports in Australia.

The 30-year-old is currently behind Daly Cherry-Evans and Kane Elgey in the pecking order and is playing reserve grade for the Blacktown Workers.

Head coach Des Hasler has insisted there is a way back for Hodkinson, who is in the final year of his contract with the Sea Eagles.

Having only made 13 appearances since returning to the club from Cronulla at the start of last season, Hodkinson has struggled for fitness and form.

The former New South Wales playmaker has an English father and has been linked to Super League several times over the past few years.

There was also talk of him playing for England in 2016 but that never materialised after he endured a nightmare season for the Newcastle Knights.

Having made 176 NRL appearances, Hodkinson brings experience and leadership in the halves which will be an attractive proposition for several Super League teams.

His contract situation also makes a move more likely, with the possibility of being granted an early release should he secure a long-term deal elsewhere.