The Official Online RBS 6 Nations Store is open. The store has everything you need to get behind your team during the RBS 6 Nations, plus the store is now fully stocked with a much wider range of rugby merchandise.
But the Sale man insists he was in no doubt he would wear the Red Rose jersey again despite being continually overlooked by manager Johnson.
“I have always maintained my belief in myself,” said Hodgson. “However, there was a small part of me that thought the New Zealand tour might turn out to be my last chance.
“My focus has been on playing well for Sale Sharks and thankfully the coaches have rewarded me with another chance.
“I’m definitely more relaxed in my play. I enjoy what I do and try not to get bogged down - that's probably the biggest difference in the player I am now compared to 2008.”