Brett Hodgson Extends Contract to

Experienced Wests Tigers fullback Brett Hodgson has extended his contract for another two years until the end of the 2008 NRL season.

Tigers coach Tim Sheens said re-signing Hodgson was an integral move for the long-term success of the joint venture club which was created in 2000.

Former NSW fullback Hodgson, 27, played for Wests (1997-99) and Parramatta (2000-03) before linking with the Tigers.

He has been a major factor in the Tigers making the finals for the first time this season.

Hodgson amassed a record personal points haul of 30 in the Tigers' 50-6 qualifying final win over North Queensland last Friday night.

The Tigers take on Brisbane in their knockout semi-final showdown at Aussie Stadium on Sunday.