The juniors that Toohey singles out are David Armstrong, Fletcher Sharpe & Connor Votano. Hodgson has kept Armstrong on the wing for every NSW Cup game so far this season, but Armstrong is still signed for next year while Hodgson obviously isn’t. Votano is the captain of our Harold Matts side and has been good but would be 3 years away at best. If it’s because they want Sharpe to make the step up to being the NSW Cup fullback then it’s hard to argue against it, I believe he’s a better prospect.
Working against Hodgson is his size & lack of versatility. Players of his stature are basically fullback or bust at NRL level, you’re simply giving up too much size if you’re trying to squeeze him in as a winger or centre. Makes it’s hard to justify keeping him around if he’s not even going to be the second choice fullback, and wouldn’t make much sense for him to agree to that either.