Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Warriors Appoint

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Warriors Appoint

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Warriors appoint Hodgson to give players a kickstart FORMER Sale Sharks and England fly-half Charlie Hodgson has joined Wigan Warriors as a kicking consultant ahead of the 2018 Betfred Super League season.

Halifax-born Hodgson holds the records for most points by an England player in a Test match and slotted 970 goals across his professional career. He has recently been employed in a similar role at rugby union side London Irish.

"Charlie is very well respected in the rugby community and is an outstanding kicking coach," said Warriors executive director Kris Radlinski.

"Our goal-kicking is an area that needs some attention and we hope that by bringing Charlie on board to work with our guys, our kicking percentage will improve in 2018."

Wigan have struggled in the goalkicking department since Pat Richards departed the club at the end of the 2013 season. …

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