While this week’s Round 8 clash at Suncorp Stadium is a Broncos home-game, for Rabbitohs centre, Hymel Hunt, the match represents an exciting homecoming.
The recent Rabbitohs debutant originally hails from Brisbane, and with a long list of family and friends set to turn out in force to cheer the youngster on, Friday’s clash is one that Hunt is very much looking forward to.
“I’m from Brisbane myself – I have a lot of family and friends there,” said Hunt.
“I’m a very family oriented person, so seeing my family and friends cheer me on during the game – there’s nothing better.”
Despite last week’s loss to the Cowboys, Hunt was solid once again for the Red and Green’s in the centres, running for 91 metres with the ball in hand and completing 18 tackles.
Having come into the Rabbitohs squad this season, Hunt is focused on ensuring that he keeps doing what’s expected of him to cement his spot in Michael Maguire’s top 17 for the duration of the season.
“I’m just going to keep on doing my job and doing the best for the team.”
Hunt is now relishing the opportunity to head north of the border once again as he and his men go in search of the two competition points against the ladder-leading Broncos.
“We’re training hard this week and looking forward to Brisbane,” said Hunt.
“We’re 100 per cent focused on this week and we’re looking forward to putting our best foot forward.
“Obviously it will be a good experience to play a class team like them.
“They’re setting the benchmark high in the first few rounds and this week’s a good battle for us.
“We set our standards high and last week wasn’t up to our standards. This week, that’s the goal.”
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