HULL KR are believed to be leading the race to sign Giants winger David Hodgson on a two-year deal.

Out of contract at the end of the current campaign, the 29-year-old had been linked with a move to Widnes Vikings as they prepare to build a side capable of competing in their first season since being granted a Super League licence.

The Vikings were thought to be close to announcing Hodgson’s capture last week, along with that of Crusaders duo Jason Chan and Hep Cahill.

But those plans appear to have been scuppered as the trio attract the interest of rival Super League clubs, with Papua New Guinea back-row forward Chan linked with a possible move to the Giants.

Rovers are understood to be pushing hard to sign the Hull-born Hodgson in a bid to strengthen a position that has troubled them throughout this season.

With 13 tries to his name so far this season, Hodgson has scored more tries than all of Rovers’ wingers combined!