Brett Hodgson on ice for Wests Tigers

Brett Hodgson injured for Round 19 clash with Rabbitohs Wests TigersWests Tigers veteran Brett Hodgson is set to miss the Tigers key NRL match against the Bunnies this weekend due to a leg injury.

Hodgson sustained a leg complaint in Monday night’s loss to reigning premiers Melbourne and he been unable to shake the discomfort through the week.

Tigers coach Tim Sheens is keen to let Hodgson have right up until kick-off to prove his fitnes, such is the importance of the custodian to the Tigers lineup.

“Fingers crossed with a Sunday game that he’ll be right but it’s a Monday to Sunday (turnaround), and he’s not trained the other day or today, so it could be an issue for us,” Sheens said.

Impressive rookie Tim Moltzen trained with the Tigers today and will replace Hodgson at fullback if Hodgson remains out of the team.

“He’s got utility value also so if Brett does play young Tim will probably come into the squad somewhere as a back up,” Sheens said of Moltzen.

The Tigers must a win to keep their slim finals hopes alive – as Wests have now lost 4 on the trot, while the Rabbitohs are on a 5 game streak and fighting their way back into finals calculations.

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