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