Reds seal Wallaby's signature

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:17
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TRANSFER NEWS: Wallabies back Karmichael Hunt has re-signed until the end of 2019, after putting pen to paper on a two year deal with Rugby Australia and the Queensland Reds.

Hunt became the 48th dual code Australia International earlier this year, after making his Wallabies debut against Fiji in Melbourne.

The 30-year old now has five Test caps to his name, to add to his 11 appearances for Australia in Rugby League as well as 10 games of State of Origin for Queensland.

Wallabies back, Karmichael Hunt said: "It's been a big year for me personally, obviously making my Wallabies debut was a huge honour but I really enjoyed getting some really solid minutes up in Queensland with Reds.

"I'm really enjoying my time in Rugby. There have been some challenges but I've been loving the journey to now.

"The Spring Tour has opened my eyes a bit to how big the game is in the Northern Hemisphere. The atmosphere at Twickenham last Saturday was up with the best I have ever experienced.

"I definitely have my eyes on the 2019 World Cup in Japan. I think this Wallabies group is building something special and it's something I really want to be part of.

"I'm looking forward to getting stuck in with Thorny [Brad Thorn] next year at the Reds too. We have a great mix of players at the Reds now and I think the coaching staff can bring the best out of the group," Hunt said.

Hunt joined the Reds ahead of the 2015 season after stints in the National Rugby League (NRL), before playing rugby union in the French Top 14 and four seasons with the Gold Coast Suns in the Australia Football League (AFL).

Hunt is just the second Australian athlete after Israel Folau to compete professionally in all three of the country's winter football codes - having played in the NRL, AFL and Super Rugby.

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