Hodgson to captain

Fullback Brett Hodgson has been named to replace Scott Prince as captain of National Rugby League premiers the Wests Tigers.

Clive Churchill medallist Prince, who captained the side during its late season run to the 2005 title, stepped down from the role after signing a lucrative four-year deal with Gold Coast from next season. Hodgson will lead the team in the NRL season opener against St George Illawarra at Telstra Stadium on Friday night.