Trent Hodkinson may have been forced to retire due to career-ending knee injuries but needless to say he enjoyed a stellar NRL career he can certainly be proud of.
Widely remembered for his historic series-winning try in Game II of the 2014 State of Origin series, Hodkinson was renowned for his strong game management skills and having an uncanny knack to ice match-winning field goals.
He debuted for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in 2010 and finished with 174 first-grade games, which also included stints with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, and Newcastle Knights.
He recorded six games for NSW, none of his appearances more memorable than Game II in 2014, as he helped the Blues end their long-awaited drought and claim their first series victory since 2005.
In 2018, he made a welcome return to the Sea Eagles having not played there since his debut season, but only managed 14 NRL games before he was forced into retirement.
His tenure included three games in the Canterbury Cup NSW last season, producing some impressive performances that were ultimately a rather fitting reflection of his services to Rugby League over his career.