Dragons star Ben Hunt has kind of dominated out the Gold Coast Titans as a future vacation spot however continues to emphasize his need to return to Queensland.
Hunt is signed with the Dragons for 2024 and 2025 however has made no secret about wanting to maneuver again to his residence state to play out the remainder of his profession.
However, Hunt doesn’t assume the Titans are a sensible choice as a result of wage cap constraints.
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“I’ve kind of not thought about it, but any team (in Queensland) is definitely an option,” Hunt mentioned on Triple M.
“Whether the Titans can fit you in is another thing.
“The Titans have thrown a bit of money around lately, so I don’t know whether that can even happen.”
Hunt went on to say that taking part in for the Dragons is “not my first choice”, and even admitted retirement was an choice, however for now, he’s resigned to the very fact he’ll be on the Red V for subsequent season.
“It (retirement) definitely pops into your head,” Hunt mentioned.
“It’s an option considering I’m at the back end of my career, it’s not far away, but once you retire you are done and I’m not ready to retire yet.
“I have some good footy left in me, so that’s not an option.”
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Incoming Dragons coach Shane Flanagan is eager for Hunt to remain on as captain. The 33-year-old did admit the 2016 premiership successful coach will enhance the tradition of the membership.
“I definitely think he will change a lot of things for sure,” Hunt mentioned.
“I hope there is some success, there has to be a lot of change before there is.
“There’s definitely going to be some pain for sure, there’ll be some hard lessons and Flanno is ready to dish out some hard lessons to the guys. I’m hopeful there are some good times to come.
“I’ve had some good honest conversations with Flanno. His stance was that he isn’t coming in as a coach just to win games, he said I want you here, you are the captain and I want you to lead it and I don’t want to let you go.
“I’ve had some good honest conversations with Flanno. His stance was that he isn’t coming in as a coach just to win games, he said I want you here, you are the captain and I want you to lead it and I don’t want to let you go so as a coach, I totally understand that. Why would you want to let players go who you think can help your side?
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“At this stage, I’m a Dragon and going into pre-season that’s all I will think about.”
Hunt is up in Queensland with the Prime Minister’s XIII squad, who will depart to Papua New Guinea on Saturday to play the Kumuls.
The Brisbane Broncos, who made a play at Hunt throughout the season after he expressed his need to depart the Dragons, have lately come beneath the ire of NRL integrity unit, who recieved a proper grievance across the membership’s pursuit of the star halfback.
Hunt was requested by Ben Dobbin on Triple M whether or not the Broncos have a case to reply.
“They (the Broncos) never contacted me and as far as I know they never contacted my management company,” he mentioned.
“I don’t think they have anything to worry about.”
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