Bummer, mate. Geez I hate
gorse. the front side at Raglan has a couple of faces with 8 foot gorse, box thorn and toe toe. I once had to help a mate struggle out when he was almost too exhausted to climb the last 5 meters after a couple of hours of plane retrieving.
I did the same thing to my car a couple of years ago - hooked the front bumper on a hidden foot high post in long grass at Raglan, and half tore it off.
Oh well, best to use up all your bad luck before you hit the U.S