Cranmore welcomes Paul Hodgson to lead Sports Dept.

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London Irish has announced that Paul Hodgson has left the club to become Director of Sport at Cranmore School in Surrey.

Hodgson spent the majority of his playing career at London Irish. He arrived from Bristol in 2004 and over the next eight years played 208 times for the Exiles’ first team before leaving for Worcester.

The former scrum-half – who played nine times for England between 2008 and 2010 – returned to London Irish in 2014, firstly in the Academy coaching team and then as first team skills coach in 2016.

He is currently completing a Masters degree in Education Studies and has chosen to pursue a career in the education sector.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time at London Irish, a club that is moving in the right direction under Declan Kidney and Les Kiss,” said Hodgson.

“We’re sorry to see Paul go, but understand his reasons and he leaves with our best wishes for his new career,” said Director of Rugby Declan Kidney.