8 Sep 2011

Hodges declares himself fit to play Warriors

6:25 am on 8 September 2011

The Brisbane Broncos centre Justin Hodges has declared himself fit to play in Saturday night's National rugby league preliminary final against the Warriors in Brisbane.

But Hodges says while he's recovered from a hamstring strain he still has ongoing back problems.

His return is a boost for the Broncos who'll be without second rower Sam Thaiday who's been suspended for two games for a dangerous throw.