Throughout the course of his illustrious career, Justin Hodges was described as one of the game’s fiercest competitors. Growing up in Cairns, North Queensland, he played Rugby League whilst attending Trinity Bay High School and was quickly identified as an exceptional talent.
Having made his NRL debut with the Broncos as a 17-year-old in 2000, Justin played two seasons for the Club, before switching to the Sydney Roosters in 2002 – the same year he played his first State of Origin game for the Maroons. Justin returned to the Broncos in 2005 and played a pivotal role in the Club’s most recent Premiership win in 2006. Over the next 9 seasons, Justin received numerous accolades, including the National Rugby League’s Dally M Centre of the Year, as well as being named Broncos Captain for season’s 2014-15.
After the Broncos’ 2015 Grand Final loss to the North Queensland Cowboys, he retired from playing, opting to stay with the Broncos to take on a Community-centred role. Justin is now an accomplished Sports Commentator and serves as an assistant coach for the Queensland State of Origin side.