“People’s expectations are definitely a bit higher now than if no one had gone over to the NRL,” he told Australian reporters.
“It’s a good thing to have, it sets the bar for you and I know it’s not going to be easy getting a place in the Canberra team, I’ll be working as hard as I can to do that.
“I want to make a success of myself here, and not go back to England for the rest of my career.”
Hodgson’s plans to acclimatise in Canberra have been disrupted a little bit by his selection for England.
“It changes my plans a bit, my partner will get to Canberra before me, but I’ll chat with Ricky Stuart [Canberra coach], and see when he wants me in,” he explained.
“As soon as we’re finished [with England], I’ll be champing at the bit to get my preseason started.”