Hodges out of Sharks

Brisbane centre Justin Hodges has pulled out of tomorrow night's NRL clash with Cronulla in Sydney with a side strain.

Hodges, Brisbane's best in their 36-4 loss to the Cowboys last weekend, has been replaced in the centres by utility Casey McGuire (pictured). Neville Costigan comes off the bench to fill McGuire's lock role with big Tame Tupou the new interchange player.

Coach Wayne Bennett says he's just looking to his side to improve on some abysmal ball control.