Buderus, who also played for Newcastle during an illustrious career, feels that Hodgson’s stamina and skill will make him a hit with the Raiders fans.
“I’ve played against him a couple of times and I think Canberra has a real asset for their club there,” Buderus said.
“He can play a lot of minutes and is aggressive in what he does. He’s going to be a big player for them.
“He’s real efficient with his passing and has got a great long pass, works really hard and competes.
“They’re the big boxes you need to tick as a hooker and he’s got most of them covered.”
“The ruck seems really slow here compared to the Super League,” he added.
“There’s more emphasis on defence and slowing that ruck down. It’s a shame.
“He’ll probably soon realise over in the Super League it’s a lot more free-flowing and more onus on attack.
“The opportunities you get are limited in the NRL. The ones you do get, you have to make the most of. When he does get that clear room to run, he has to take it.”