Apr 15, 2016
Legend Hodgson set to make 250th Premiership appearance
Saracens’ Aviva Premiership legend Charlie Hodgson will be making his 250th Premiership appearance on Saturday.
In a stellar 17 year career for both club and country, Hodgson joins ex-Sarries’ George Chuter (262 apps) and all-time leading appearance record holder Steve Borthwick (265) in the select band of players who have made 250 appearance in the English top-flight.
The 35-year old outside half who has won 38 England caps and represented the British and Irish Lions in a distinguished career, will move into a backroom role at the end of the season to head up the club’s recruitment drive throughout all age groups as Head of Recruitment and Talent Identification.
Hodgson lifted the Aviva Premiership title in 2014/15, and has continued to shine as one of Europe’s most talented fly-halves. An incredibly gifted playmaker, he has been plying his trade at the coalface of European rugby for his whole career and will make his 250th Premiership appearance at Wembley, a year on from making his 100th Saracens appearance at the iconic venue in 2015.
As one of the game’s most prolific point’s scorers, Hodgson is now playing in his 16th Premiership season after coming through the ranks at Sale Sharks. He moved to Saracens in the summer of 2011, where he has made 125 appearances for the Men in Black.
Charlie Hodgson Facts and Figures
He is the Aviva Premiership record points scorer having amassed 2,590 points in the English top flight – he is also the record goal kicker in the Premiership, with 868
Marked his England début with a record breaking 44-point haul against Romania in November 2001, still the most by any England player in a test match
Was inducted into the Premiership Hall of Fame in February 2013
Made 228 appearances for Sale Sharks from 2000-2011 before moving to Saracens. He has since made 125 appearances for the north Londoners
Has been crowned a Premiership champion twice, in 2005/6 for Sale Sharks and in 2014/15 for Saracens