Delight for former Saints fly-half Hodgson as he helps to sink his old club

Former Saints fly-half Joel Hodgson admitted it was '˜awesome' to win against his former club on Friday night.

Saturday, 26th November 2016, 1:41 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 12:43 pm
Newcastle claimed a fine win at Franklin's Gardens (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Hodgson played a starring role at 10 as Newcastle Falcons claimed a 22-16 Aviva Premiership victory at Franklin’s Gardens.

The 24-year-old, who spent a season at Saints between 2014 and 2015, scored a try and kicked seven points in his team’s victory.

And he said: “If you look at our season on the whole, only two games we’ve not been at the races and that was Bath and then Exeter last week.

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“We’ve always known we can mix it and put teams under pressure.

“The big thing on Friday was the 80-minute performance and it was awesome to come here and get a win.”

On his own performance, Hodgson added: “I just love to play, happy to get the game time.

“Hopefully I can get much more.”