Hodgson out for Eels

Parramatta will be without fullback Brett Hodgson for tonight's NRL grudge match against the Bulldogs at Telstra Stadium.

Eels coach Brian Smith told Sydney radio's 2KY Big Sports Breakfast that Hodgson is still not fit after missing last week's victory over Newcastle with a knee injury.

Smith says he will name a replacement later today. Both teams are coming off impressive wins last weekend, while the Bulldogs comfortably won both meetings between the long-time rivals last season.