Reece Hodge pledges immediate future with Rebels and Rugby Australia

Reece Hodge has played 39 Tests
Reece Hodge has played 39 Tests

Wallabies utility back Reece Hodge has signed a three-year contract extension with Rugby Australia and Super Rugby club Melbourne Rebels.

Hodge started his professional rugby career with National Rugby Championship side Sydney Rays and made his Super Rugby debut for Rebels in 2016 and has made 57 appearances for them across four seasons scoring over 300 points.

The 25-year-old's impressive start to his Super Rugby career where he scored nine tries from 12 games in his debut season earned him Australia debut in August 2016 and has gone on to play 39 Tests scoring 105 points including nine tries. He was also part of Australia's recent World Cup campaign in Japan where they lost to England in the quarter-finals.

“I’m extremely happy to secure my future here in Melbourne, with the Rebels and Rugby Australia for the long term,” Hodge told Rugby Australia’s official website.

“Since arriving in late 2015, the club has been my home and the people around the Rebels have become family.

“Regardless of where we have come from or played previously, the Victorian rugby community and our loyal fans have always welcomed Rebels players with open arms.

“I look forward to playing my part in ensuring rugby remains strong in Victoria for years to come.”