Reece Hodge is an Australian professional rugby player for the Melbourne Rebels and Wallabies. He has the ability to play most positions in the backline.
A Manly local, Hodge was educated at the Manly Selective High School, before playing for the Australian Schools and U20s sides. In 2014, injury cruelled his hopes of going to the next step, before a standout Shute Shield season with Manly saw him signed by the Melbourne Rebels for 2016. Hodge starred for the Victorian franchise in Super Rugby and it was no surprise when he was drafted into the national squad later that same year. He was named in his first match day squad during the Rugby Championship and made his debut against New Zealand in Wellington in August 2016.
Over the past three years, Hodge has established himself as a mainstay in the Wallabies team, amassing 8 tries and 82 points in his 33 test caps to date. His long kicking game and ability to find a gap in the defence have been the cornerstone of some of the Wallabies best performances in 2016-18. He further enhanced his international reputation in 2017 when he scored a 75m intercept try and later nailed a monster 55m penalty goal to seal a famous win over the All Blacks.
Renowned for his intelligent play and strong work ethic, Hodge has established himself as a young leader over his time at both the Rebels and Wallabies. Hodge first captained the Rebels in early 2017 at age 22, and has been a part of the leadership group at the Wallabies for the past 18 months.
Through his involvement with rugby and other sports growing up, Reece developed a passion for athletic performance and subsequently studied Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney from 2013-16. He has also obtained a Diploma of Business, and is currently studying a Bachelor of Business and Sports Management.
Reece is currently an ambassador for:
Dolce Terra Manly
Manly Longboard Co.
J-train Athletic Performance
Stats and Achievements:
Melbourne Rebel No. 88 (Debut Feb 2016)
Wallaby No. 897 (Debut August 2016)
Super Rugby Rookie of the Year 2016
Super Rugby Caps: 42
Test Caps: 33