Josh Hodgson: England hooker faces action over party video

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Josh Hodgson: England hooker smashes door at party

England are to discipline hooker Josh Hodgson after a video emerged of the player smashing a door at a party.

The ex-Hull KR man, 25, is seen running and throwing himself through a closed door before celebrating the act at a student flat in Dunedin on Saturday.

England went out of the Four Nations after Australia beat Samoa on Sunday.

"It is being dealt with internally with the person involved and they will be disciplined," said England squad manager Jon Roberts.

He added: "On behalf of England Rugby League, we apologise for the behaviour and have arranged for the repair of the small amount of damage."

The incident came following England's 16-14 defeat against New Zealand in the competition and the players were given permission to go out afterwards.

The player made his England debut against Samoa, before playing against Australia, but was dropped for the final game against the Kiwis.

Ill-disciplined England
On the eve of the 2013 World Cup, forward Gareth Hock was thrown out of the squad, full-back Zak Hardaker punished for breaking the rules and other players disciplined.

"We were made aware of an incident that occurred last night around lunchtime on Sunday," added Roberts.

"We have had a great time in Dunedin and the city has made us welcome."

Hodgson joined NRL side Canberra Raiders on a two-year deal and his new club's chief executive Don Furner confirmed the player faces a reprimand.

"Josh has said that he is embarrassed by what he has done and he will be spoken to further when he arrives at club headquarters because that sort of behaviour is unacceptable," he said.

The squad fly to Wellington on Monday before the Super League-based players return home, with Australia facing New Zealand in the final of the tournament on Saturday.

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