He had since won a State of Origin series for NSW and played for Canterbury and Newcastle, before heading to the Sharks last summer over the salary-cap clouded Sea Eagles.
The latest move will allow Hodkinson to fill injured five-eighth Lachlan Croker’s jersey for the rest of the season, giving Cherry-Evans an experienced halves partner and allowing Dylan Walker’s return to the centres.
“Cherry’s a great talent,” Hodkinson said.
“He has been for a long time and his stronger attribute is running.
“Hopefully, I can alleviate some pressure from Cherry and use my organisational skills to help him out, so he can be comfortable in his own game and go back to what he does best which is running.”
Hodkinson’s acquisition will come as a welcome relief to coach Trent Barrett, with the injury crisis deepening at the club.
Young forward Taniela Paseka will join six others in Manly’s casualty ward for at least the next four weeks. Scans have revealed a high ankle sprain from Saturday’s win over Brisbane.
Cronulla coach John Morris is hopeful Matt Moylan’s hamstring issues will pass in time for the fullback to finally be part of a full-strength side ahead of the NRL finals. The Sharks haven’t been at full strength all season and look likely to remain that way despite Morris “crossing his fingers” Moylan will recover from […]
NRL Head of Football Graham Annesley has revealed the conversations between the Bunker and onfield officials that led to the Cronulla Sharks’ match-winning try being approved against the St George-Illawarra Dragons.
Sweep up that smashed coffee mug from the kitchen floor. Apologise to your mum for destroying her fine china. Find a way to say sorry to your dad for butchering his flower garden out the back. Wade Graham is the best edge forward of all time – and there’s literally nothing you can do about […]