Hodgson has been in dynamic form for Canberra this year and is one of the front-runners for the coveted Dally M award.
The former Hull KR man is starting matches for the Raiders in the number 9 role but when back-up hooker Kurt Baptiste comes off the bench, Hodgson is shifting to lock to exploit his playmaking skills.
Stuart wants to add a new dimension to the Green Machine’s attack and keep Hodgson out on the field longer.
“It’s been a part of our plan. It’s a combination that works very well for our attack,” Stuart told The Canberra Times.
“Josh has done that before in England and Josh’s ability as a utility player fitting in at half, lock, nine has been very constructive for the team.
“He’s a wonderful player. He gives us a different point of attack when he does play in a lock or half position with Kurt on the field.”