The 24-year-old has signed for Canberra Raiders in the Australian competition, and is looking forward to the new challenges the move will pose him.
“I’m very proud to represent my home city in the NRL,” Hodgson told the Hull Daily Mail.
“But I have to go out there and work hard if I am to play in the NRL. I’m sure if I get my head down and work hard with a coach like Ricky Stuart, I can make a success of it.
“It’s all well and good to say I’ve played in the NRL, I want to be a success there. That’s the aim.
“I’m 25 in October and it seems two minutes since I was signing for Rovers from Hull.
“I had just turned 19 and I thought it would be a great opportunity for me to join Rovers.
“Now I’m going to the NRL, it’s a bit surreal. That was one of the reasons why I couldn’t turn this opportunity down.
“Careers are over so quickly these days that I didn’t want to look back and regret not taking this chance.
“This is a great opportunity to work with a great coach like Ricky and I’m excited about getting settled in.”