Ben Hunt

The Brisbane Broncos are facing a battle to retain Ben Hunt with the shock Dally M contender revealing plans to test his value on the open market.

Brisbane’s greatest halfback Allan Langer has implored club hierarchy to secure the long-term future of Hunt ahead of the Broncos-Melbourne clash on Friday night at Suncorp Stadium.

The Courier-Mail can reveal Brisbane have begun preliminary talks with Hunt, who has endured speculation the club is eyeing off Maroons rival Daly Cherry-Evans.

But Hunt’s stunning surge to the top of the Dally M leaderboard after 16 rounds has given the once-maligned playmaker the bargaining power to command top dollar.

Read more at the Courier Mail