HODGES, JEHOIADA (1877? - 1930), Wales and Newport Rugby forward

Name: Jehoiada Hodges
Date of birth: 1877?
Date of death: 1930
Gender: Male
Occupation: Wales and Newport Rugby forward
Area of activity: Sports and Leisure Pursuits
Author: Moelwyn Idwal Williams

Born 1877? at Newport, he was regarded as one of the most dashing forwards of his day with a capacity for rising to a great occasion. He was noted for doing everything well, whether scrummaging, dribbling, tackling, or passing. Hodges played regularly for the Newport Rugby club and between 1899 and 1906 he played in twenty-three international matches for Wales.

The most remarkable experience in his career was in the match against England at Swansea in 1903 when, after T. W. Pearson had retired injured, Hodges was moved from the scrum to the wing, and then went on to score three tries.

He died 13 September 1930, aged fifty-three.


Published date: 1959

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