Hodgson and Mears retire

Hodgson and Mears retire

Post by Simon S- » Sat, 30 Jun 2012 18:36:04


Good on them for going now. Thanks very much gents. Also good on
Lancaster for continuing the building process. Flood and Hartley are
experienced enough now to act as the senior pros, so it makes a lot of
sense.

http://SportToday.org/

England fly-half Charlie Hodgson and *** Lee Mears have retired from
international rugby.

The pair made the decision following a discussion with head coach Stuart
Lancaster shortly after returning from international duty in South Africa.

"I cannot thank them enough for the support they have given me and this
young squad," said the England boss.

Saracens fly-half Hodgson, 31, made 38 international appearances while
Bath *** Mears, 33, won 42 caps.

"Both Charlie and Lee in the last six months have been outstanding
senior players," added Lancaster. "With 80 caps between them they have a
vast amount of experience and that has been invaluable.

"I had chats with both of them in South Africa and our thoughts were not
too dissimilar - that if we are building a team for 2015 then, just as
we did in January, we have to decide on which players will take us
forward and be in the mix in three years' time."

For Hodgson, the decision brings to an end an 11-year Test career with
England after making his debut in 2001, when he scored 44 points against
Romania.

He toured South Africa with England earlier this month but failed to win
a place in the match-day squad for any of the three Tests, with Owen
Farrell and Toby Flood ahead of him.

"I have been very proud to represent England over the last 11 years,"
said Hodgson.

"Wearing the shirt has always been the highest honour for me, not least
in the last six months, and no one would want to give that up."

Charlie Hodgson's England stats
Position: Fly-half

International debut: v Romania, November 2001

Caps: 38

Points scored: 269 (8 tries)

Lee Mears's England stats
Position: ***

International debut: v Samoa, November 2005

Caps: 42

Points scored: 5 (1 try)

 
 
 

Hodgson and Mears retire

Post by Greig Blanchet » Sun, 01 Jul 2012 00:42:43

Quote:

> Good on them for going now. Thanks very much gents. Also good on
> Lancaster for continuing the building process. Flood and Hartley are
> experienced enough now to act as the senior pros, so it makes a lot of sense.

> http://SportToday.org/

> England fly-half Charlie Hodgson and *** Lee Mears have retired from
> international rugby.

> The pair made the decision following a discussion with head coach Stuart
> Lancaster shortly after returning from international duty in South Africa.

> "I cannot thank them enough for the support they have given me and this
> young squad," said the England boss.

> Saracens fly-half Hodgson, 31, made 38 international appearances while
> Bath *** Mears, 33, won 42 caps.

> "Both Charlie and Lee in the last six months have been outstanding senior
> players," added Lancaster. "With 80 caps between them they have a vast
> amount of experience and that has been invaluable.

> "I had chats with both of them in South Africa and our thoughts were not
> too dissimilar - that if we are building a team for 2015 then, just as we
> did in January, we have to decide on which players will take us forward
> and be in the mix in three years' time."

> For Hodgson, the decision brings to an end an 11-year Test career with
> England after making his debut in 2001, when he scored 44 points against Romania.

> He toured South Africa with England earlier this month but failed to win
> a place in the match-day squad for any of the three Tests, with Owen
> Farrell and Toby Flood ahead of him.

> "I have been very proud to represent England over the last 11 years," said Hodgson.

> "Wearing the shirt has always been the highest honour for me, not least
> in the last six months, and no one would want to give that up."

> Charlie Hodgson's England stats
> Position: Fly-half

> International debut: v Romania, November 2001

> Caps: 38

> Points scored: 269 (8 tries)

Eight tries? Shurely shome mishtake. That would be the total England try
count from 2001 until now, wouldn't it?

[...]

--
greig

 
 
 

Hodgson and Mears retire

Post by Simon S- » Sun, 01 Jul 2012 01:22:10


Quote:

>> Good on them for going now. Thanks very much gents. Also good on
>> Lancaster for continuing the building process. Flood and Hartley are
>> experienced enough now to act as the senior pros, so it makes a lot of sense.

>> http://SportToday.org/

>> England fly-half Charlie Hodgson and *** Lee Mears have retired from
>> international rugby.

>> The pair made the decision following a discussion with head coach Stuart
>> Lancaster shortly after returning from international duty in South Africa.

>> "I cannot thank them enough for the support they have given me and this
>> young squad," said the England boss.

>> Saracens fly-half Hodgson, 31, made 38 international appearances while
>> Bath *** Mears, 33, won 42 caps.

>> "Both Charlie and Lee in the last six months have been outstanding senior
>> players," added Lancaster. "With 80 caps between them they have a vast
>> amount of experience and that has been invaluable.

>> "I had chats with both of them in South Africa and our thoughts were not
>> too dissimilar - that if we are building a team for 2015 then, just as we
>> did in January, we have to decide on which players will take us forward
>> and be in the mix in three years' time."

>> For Hodgson, the decision brings to an end an 11-year Test career with
>> England after making his debut in 2001, when he scored 44 points against Romania.

>> He toured South Africa with England earlier this month but failed to win
>> a place in the match-day squad for any of the three Tests, with Owen
>> Farrell and Toby Flood ahead of him.

>> "I have been very proud to represent England over the last 11 years," said Hodgson.

>> "Wearing the shirt has always been the highest honour for me, not least
>> in the last six months, and no one would want to give that up."

>> Charlie Hodgson's England stats
>> Position: Fly-half

>> International debut: v Romania, November 2001

>> Caps: 38

>> Points scored: 269 (8 tries)

> Eight tries? Shurely shome mishtake. That would be the total England try
> count from 2001 until now, wouldn't it?

> [...]

At least 25% of them were from charge-downs.

 
 
 

Hodgson and Mears retire

Post by earldullth.. » Sun, 01 Jul 2012 05:15:02

Quote:


> > Good on them for going now. Thanks very much gents. Also good on
> > Lancaster for continuing the building process. Flood and Hartley are
> > experienced enough now to act as the senior pros, so it makes a lot of sense.

> > http://SportToday.org/

> > England fly-half Charlie Hodgson and *** Lee Mears have retired from
> > international rugby.

> > The pair made the decision following a discussion with head coach Stuart
> > Lancaster shortly after returning from international duty in South Africa.

> > "I cannot thank them enough for the support they have given me and this
> > young squad," said the England boss.

> > Saracens fly-half Hodgson, 31, made 38 international appearances while
> > Bath *** Mears, 33, won 42 caps.

> > "Both Charlie and Lee in the last six months have been outstanding senior
> > players," added Lancaster. "With 80 caps between them they have a vast
> > amount of experience and that has been invaluable.

> > "I had chats with both of them in South Africa and our thoughts were not
> > too dissimilar - that if we are building a team for 2015 then, just as we
> > did in January, we have to decide on which players will take us forward
> > and be in the mix in three years' time."

> > For Hodgson, the decision brings to an end an 11-year Test career with
> > England after making his debut in 2001, when he scored 44 points against Romania.

> > He toured South Africa with England earlier this month but failed to win
> > a place in the match-day squad for any of the three Tests, with Owen
> > Farrell and Toby Flood ahead of him.

> > "I have been very proud to represent England over the last 11 years," said Hodgson.

> > "Wearing the shirt has always been the highest honour for me, not least
> > in the last six months, and no one would want to give that up."

> > Charlie Hodgson's England stats
> > Position: Fly-half

> > International debut: v Romania, November 2001

> > Caps: 38

> > Points scored: 269 (8 tries)

> Eight tries? Shurely shome mishtake. That would be the total England try
> count from 2001 until now, wouldn't it?

> [...]

> --
> greig

The Earl would be interested to know the typical strike rate of modern fly halves?