A native of the West Country of England, Danny Hodge was born and bred in Keynsham on the outskirts of Bristol. It was with the Keynsham club that he played his junior and youth rugby, before progressing to the Bristol under 19s team, and gaining representative youth honours with Gloucester County.
Having returned to Keynsham to play for the senior team, a Welsh connection was set up for Danny through former Ponty full back Brett Davey, who was then playing for Bristol. On his return to Wales, as player coach for Beddau in the first division, Brett brought Danny Hodge back with him over the Severn Bridge.
Making an impact in the Welsh league as a physically adept back five forward, Danny was duly invited to play on permit for Pontypridd towards the end of the 2004 / 2005 season, and figured as replacement in the Konica Minolta Welsh Cup final at the Millennium Stadium. A permanent move to Pontypridd followed in the summer of 2005, however, Danny's move didn't work out as planned, and by the end of the year, Danny had moved back to the West Country to play for Stourbridge.
SWALEC Cup Final
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Atgyfodiad yn yr ail hanner yn cipio Cwpan SWALEC i Bontypridd yn erbyn Castell Nedd. Ar y maes cenedlaethol, pwy oedd arwr y dydd i Ponty? A second half revival clinches the SWALEC Cup for Pontypridd against Neath. At the national stadium who was the hero of the day for Ponty?