Josh Hodgson: England hooker says he will 'learn from mistake'

England hooker Josh Hodgson smashes door at party

Josh Hodgson says he will "learn from his mistake" after smashing a door at a student flat in New Zealand.

Hodgson threw himself through a closed door at a party on Saturday, having earlier been dropped for England's Four Nations game against the Kiwis.

The 25-year-old hooker was disciplined by England over the incident and is now starting pre-season training with new club Canberra Raiders.

"I'm only human and I made a mistake," Hodgson told Raiders TV.external-link

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"I'll learn from that. I like to think I'm a professional bloke.

"I'm not going to worry too much about it. It was nothing malicious, I thought it was a joke and there would be nothing more from it."

Canberra chief executive Don Furner described the player's actions as "unacceptable".

The former Hull KR co-captain rejected an offer from Raiders coach Ricky Stuart to take a break after England were eliminated from the Four Nations.

"I could have had a bit more time off," Hodgson added. "But I want to make a good impression and I don't want to be too far behind come the start of the season.

"I want to be at the front of the pack and as fit as all the other boys."

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