Hymel Hunt

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Hymel Hunt
Hymel Hunt North Sydney Bears.jpg
Personal information
Born (1993-11-14) 14 November 1993 (age 25)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight99 kg (15 st 8 lb)
Playing information
PositionCentre, Wing
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2013 Gold Coast Titans 1 0 0 0 0
2015 Melbourne Storm 3 1 0 0 4
2016–18 South Sydney 46 11 0 0 44
2019– Newcastle Knights 0 0 0 0 0
Total 50 12 0 0 48
As of 3 March 2018
Source: [1]

Hymel Hunt (born 14 November 1993) is a New Zealand professional rugby league footballer who plays as a centre for the Newcastle Knights in the National Rugby League. He previously played for the Gold Coast Titans, Melbourne Storm and the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Background[edit]

Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Hunt moved to Queensland, Australia at a young age.

He played his junior rugby league for the Redcliffe Dolphins, before being signed by the Gold Coast Titans.

Hunt is the cousin of Queensland Reds player and former Brisbane Broncos player Karmichael Hunt, and former South Sydney Rabbitohs teammate Kirisome Auva'a.[2][3]

Playing career[edit]

Hunt playing for the Queensland under-20s team in 2012

Early career[edit]

From 2011 to 2013,Hunt played for the Gold Coast Titans' NYC team.[4] On 21 April 2012, he played for the Queensland under-20s team against the New South Wales under-20s team.[5]

2013[edit]

In Round 17 of the 2013 NRL season, Hunt made his NRL debut for the Titans against the Penrith Panthers.[6] In April 2013, he again played for the Queensland under-20s team against the New South Wales under-20s team.[7] On 27 August 2013, he was named at centre in the 2013 NYC Team of the Year.[8] On 21 August 2013, he signed a 1-year contract with the Melbourne Storm starting in 2014.[9] On 13 October 2013, Hunt played for the Junior Kangaroos.[10]

2014[edit]

In 2014, Hunt received a two-match suspension from the NRL after being found to have placed a bet on NRL matches.[11] He re-signed with the Storm for 2015.[12]

2015[edit]

Hunt made his Storm debut in Round 14 of the 2015 NRL season against the Parramatta Eels,[13] scoring a try on debut.[14] After the 2015 season, he was released by the Storm.[15] On 20 December, he signed a 1-year contract with the South Sydney Rabbitohs starting in 2016.[16][17]

2016[edit]

In Round 1 of the 2016 NRL season, Hunt made his club debut for the Rabbitohs against the Sydney Roosters, playing at centre and scoring a try in the Rabbitohs' 42-10 win at the Sydney Football Stadium.[18]

2017[edit]

Hunt had a season plagued by injury in 2017 limiting him to only 12 appearances for the year.[19][20]

2018[edit]

Hunt made 21 appearances for Souths and scored 7 tries as the club finished 3rd on the table at the end of the regular season and made it all the way to the preliminary final before being defeated by Easts 12-4.[21]

On 12 November, Hunt signed a 1-year contract with the Newcastle Knights starting in 2019.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hymel Hunt - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 2016-03-12.
  2. ^ "Storm close in on Karmichael Hunt's cousin". Heraldsun.com.au. Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  3. ^ "Family a central issue for Hunt". NRL.com. 2016-02-21. Retrieved 2016-02-25.
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20130920232843/http://rleague.com/players/Hymel-Hunt_3208/Matches/. Archived from the original on 20 September 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "U20's State of Origin". M.nrl.com. Retrieved 2015-04-05.
  6. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20131203014708/http://www.titans.com.au/news-display/The-Late-Mail-Titans-vs-Panthers/78861. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Under 20's Origin squads named". NRL.com. Retrieved 2015-04-05.
  8. ^ "2013 Holden Cup Team of the Year". NRL.com. 2013-08-27. Retrieved 2015-05-05.
  9. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20131231061526/http://www.melbournestorm.com.au/news-display/Storm-hunts-down-more-young-guns/82450. Archived from the original on 31 December 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2015. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "Junior Kangaroos team named". NRL.com. 2013-10-07. Retrieved 2015-05-05.
  11. ^ NRL to look at injury disclosure after gambling suspensions Theage.com.au, 10 July 2014
  12. ^ "Storm wishes Easts good luck - Storm". Melbournestorm.com.au. Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  13. ^ "Late mail: Round 14 - Storm". Melbournestorm.com.au. Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  14. ^ "Storm fall agonisingly short - Storm". Melbournestorm.com.au. Retrieved 2015-06-18.
  15. ^ "Wayne Bennett Signs Dragons Backrower; Bulldogs Outside Back Re-Signs". Dailytelegraph.com.au. Retrieved 2015-10-28.
  16. ^ "Burgess officially cleared for Rabbitohs return | NRL". Zero Tackle. 2014-09-29. Retrieved 2015-12-21.
  17. ^ "The 12 Players in NRL Limbo Just Three Months Out From 2016 Season". Foxsports.com.au. Retrieved 2015-11-30.
  18. ^ "Reynolds, Sutton injured as Bunnies smash Roosters". NRL.com. Retrieved 2016-03-07.
  19. ^ http://www.rabbitohs.com.au/team/profiles/hymel_hunt.html
  20. ^ Ferguson, Shawn Dollin and Andrew. "Custom Match List - Rugby League Project". www.rugbyleagueproject.org. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  21. ^ Ferguson, Shawn Dollin and Andrew. "Custom Match List - Rugby League Project". www.rugbyleagueproject.org. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  22. ^ "Team comes first for benched Rabbitohs duo". 14 September 2018. Retrieved 13 November 2018.

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