Western Force captain Matt Hodgson has just played his 100th super rugby game and played with the grit and determination each of his 99 games before have shown. As skipper, Hodgson has been a driving force in how the team competes both on and off the field.
As an inaugural player in 2005 for the Western Force Matt Hodgson has arguably had the greatest impact in the teamís short history. Whilst there have been far more credentialed players who have come and gone such as Matt Giteau, Drew Mitchell, James O'Connor and David Pocock none apart from possibly Nathan Sharpe have had a bigger influence than Hodgson.
Making his Debut in 2006 Hodgson has worked extremely hard as illustrated in his achievements at the Force. He has been named Force Man of the Year in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2013 while he has also been named Player of the Year 2009 and 2010. His strong form for the Western Force has been rewarded with Wallabies selection in the past with a selection in the 2011 world cup squad, no doubt a highlight for the skipper.
He is renowned for his ability to win the ball at the breakdown as well as his strength in the tackle. His game high 21 tackles against the Rebels exemplified his commitment to the defensive side of the game and he no doubt drives the rest of his team mates to always achieve more.