The South Sydney Rabbitohs have re-signed centre Hymel Hunt until at least the end of the 2018 season.
Hunt, 22, played 13 NRL games for the Rabbitohs in 2016 despite tearing his pectoral muscle early on in the season.
The former Queensland under 20s and Junior Kangaroos representative overcame his pectoral injury to establish himself in the Rabbitohs’ backline, contributed to a strong back end of the season and is now ready to build on that form in 2017.
“I’ve really found a home here at the Rabbitohs and the boys are like brothers to me,” Hunt said.
“I’m really wanted to stay and keep building on what we’ve done this year, so I couldn’t be happier about re-signing.
“I’m really looking forward to getting back into training in the pre-season and getting ready for a big 2017 season.”
Rabbitohs Head Coach Michael Maguire says he’s very pleased to see Hunt staying in the red and green.
“Hymel has had a strong season when he was able to get out on the field and we saw a dedication to develop his character and a desire to show a positive approach to first grade football during this time,” Coach Maguire said.
“We have some young talent coming through the ranks in our outside backs and Hymel has been one of those young players adding to the depth we are seeing in those positions
“We’re excited to see him back at full fitness and seeing what he can achieve throughout the pre-season as we work towards the start of the 2017 season.”
South Sydney Rabbitohs 2017 Player Movements
|2017 Gains: Dean Britt (Melbourne Storm, 2019), Braidon Burns (Penrith Panthers, 2018), Adam Doueihi (2018), Robbie Farah (Wests Tigers, 2018), Tyrell Fuimaono (Parramatta Eels, 2018), Campbell Graham (2019), Brett Greinke (Mid Season: Brisbane Broncos, 2017), Gabriel Hamlin (2019), Dean Hawkins (2019), Mawene Hiroti (2019), Robert Jennings (Penrith Panthers, 2018), Sam Johnstone (2020), Luke Kelly (Parramatta Eels, 2017), Sitiveni Moceidreke (2017), Robbie Rochow (Newcastle Knights, 2019), Ky Rodwell (2020), Lucky Ta'avale (2019), Tyrone Taukamo (2019), Connor Tracey (Cronulla Sharks, 2018)|
|2017 Losses: Kirisome Auva'a (Parramatta Eels), Nathan Brown (Parramatta Eels), Joe Burgess (Wigan Warriors), Paul Carter (Sydney Roosters), Brock Gray (Sydney Roosters), Chris Grevsmuhl (Gold Coast Titans), Tom Hughes (Newcastle Knights), Luke Keary (Sydney Roosters), Samisoni Langi (Leigh Centurions), Cameron McInnes (St George Illawarra Dragons), Michael Oldfield (Canberra Raiders)|
|Re-Signed: Jason Clark (2018), Damien Cook (2019), Jack Gosiewski (2018), Hymel Hunt (2018), Greg Inglis (2020), Zane Musgrove (2020), Adam Reynolds (2021), Cody Walker (2019)|
|Off Contract 2018: Billy Brittain, Braidon Burns, Jason Clark, Adam Doueihi, Robbie Farah, Tyrell Fuimaono, Jacob Gagan, Hymel Hunt, Robert Jennings, Vincent Leuluai, Jesse Martin, Mark Nicholls, John Sutton, Junior Tatola, Connor Tracey|