Josh Hodgson: Jamie Peacock says behaviour 'unacceptable'

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Josh Hodgson: England hooker smashes door at party

Canberra Raiders will be "fuming" after video emerged of new signing Josh Hodgson smashing through a door, says former England captain Jamie Peacock.

England hooker Hodgson is seen running and throwing himself through a closed door before celebrating the act at a student flat in Dunedin on Saturday.

"No-one's got hurt, but I think Canberra, privately, will be fuming," said Leeds Rhinos prop Peacock.

"They will be thinking what have we signed here with Josh."

England, who went out of the Four Nations after Australia beat Samoa on Sunday, have announced that they are to discipline 25-year-old Hodgson.

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

Canberra Raiders announced last August that they had signed Hodgson from Hull KR for the 2015 season.

The National Rugby League club's chief executive Don Furner said in a statement that Hodgson will be spoken to when he arrives at his new club in Australia.

Canberra Raiders sacked full-back Josh Dugan following a series of breaches in March 2013.

Six months later centre Blake Ferguson was dismissed after a series of indiscretions.

"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," added Furner.

"That sort of behaviour is unacceptable at the Raiders."

Peacock, speaking on BBC Two's Rugby League: Four Nations highlights show on Sunday, added: "You are allowed to let off some steam but, Don Furner is right, that behaviour is unacceptable."

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