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Charlie Hodgson makes 250th appearance as Saracens beat Harlequins


Charlie Hodgson notched up his 250th Aviva Premiership Rugby appearance as Saracens beat Harlequins 22-12 in front of 80,650 at Wembley Stadium. 

Saracens triumphed over their London rivals with two Chris Ashton tries decisive – but Hodgson continued to build his impressive points tally. 

He has racked up 39 tries in his 16-year career and is comfortably the top points scorer in Premiership rugby history – he has 2,594 points and counting, and his nearest rival is the recently re-retired Andy Goode on 2,285, who enjoyed a similarly lengthy career.  

The Yorkshire-born playmaker, who won 38 England caps – the most recent of which was in 2012 – has been a lynchpin in Saracens’ rise to the top of English club rugby. 

Hodgson has started a remarkable 224 of his 250 games and began his English top-flight career with Sale Sharks in 2000. 

Current England forwards coach Steve Borthwick – and Hodgson’s former Saracens team-mate – retired in 2014 and leads the way on 265 Aviva Premiership Rugby appearances in a 16-year career for Bath Rugby and Sarries. 

He played his final game in Saracens’ heartbreaking Premiership final loss to Northampton Saints in 2014, but his appearances record remains intact with Hodgson unable to pass him before he retires at the season’s end.
George Chuter, who began life with Saracens before 14 years in a Leicester Tigers shirt, is in second-place with 262 appearances – another not to be caught by Hodgson.

Also up there are Tom May, who made 247 appearances for Newcastle Falcons, Northampton Saints and London Welsh, as well as another former Saracen and Falcon, Hugh Vyvyan on 245.  

But they could all be surpassed by Worcester Warriors’ Phil Dowson, the 34-year-old has made 244 appearances and may well top the lot next season. 

265 – Steve Borthwick 
262 – George Chuter
250 – Charlie Hodgson
247 – Tom May
245 – Hugh Vyvyan
244 – Phil Dowson 

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