Ben Hunt
Looking for new deal

Brisbane Broncos utility Ben Hunt is primed for a big year to either clinch a new deal at the Broncos or attract the attention of rival clubs.

Hunt, 21, is off contract at the end of the season and with 41 NRL games under his belt is reaching the stage where he wants to become a dominant player.

He was Toyota Cup under-20s player of the year in 2008 when he was halfback for the Broncos in the grand final, with now NRL coach Anthony Griffin in charge.

Halfback remains his preferred position – and he hopes to have some time there during trial games – but in the short term he knows Griffin is looking at him, Corey Norman and Luke Capewell as the five-eighth replacement for the retired Darren Lockyer.

Hunt has trained at first receiver, as well as dummy half, and has looked sharp.