Force lose captain Hodgson

2015-02-02 13:29
Matt Hodgson (Gallo)

Perth - Western Force captain Matt Hodgson has been ruled out of the first two months of the Super Rugby season.

The flanker tore his hamstring during his side's 38-19 pre-season win against the Asia Pacific Dragons at the weekend.

According to, Hodgson underwent scans over the weekend, confirming a serious hamstring strain that will see him miss a significant portion of the season.

He is expected to return after the Force’s bye in Round 8.

“This is obviously disappointing for ‘Hodgo’ but we’ll take a conservative approach with his rehab to ensure he doesn’t re-injure,” said Force head coach Michael Foley.

“In Matt’s absence, we have a number of quality back-rowers capable of stepping up, including Chris Alcock, Brynard Stander and Kane Koteka.

“With regard to the leadership of the squad, we have a standards group that will continue to provide a lead, and a captain will be appointed in due course from within that group.”

The Force open their Super Rugby campaign away to the defending champion Waratahs in Sydney on Sunday, February 15.

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