Scott Minto, who was a late call up to the side which beat Parramatta 54-14 last weekend, has been included on a 6-man bench as Hodges' standby.
Hodges suffered a hamstring strain in the leadup to the round 4 loss to Melbourne and missed last weekend's win.
The rest of the side is unchanged, with Darren Mapp added to the bench.
The Broncos will be keen to break their win-loss sequence with their first back to back wins of the season, while the Dragons will be hoping to build on their impressive win over Manly, which broke a disheartening 4-match losing streak.
Broncos: Karmichael Hunt, Justin Hodges, Brent Tate, Shaun Berrigan, Leon Bott, Darren Lockyer (c), Brett Seymour, Shane Webcke, Barry Berrigan, Petero Civoniceva, David Stagg, Brad Thorn, Tonie Carroll. Interchange: Corey Parker, Casey McGuire, Dane Carlaw, Neville Costigan, Darren Mapp, Scott Minto (two to be omitted).
Referee: Steve Clark