Day by day, we take an in-depth look at every member of the 2016 Intrust Super Premiership NSW Team Of The Year. Today it's the bench utility: Justin Hunt.
The versatile former Bear filled in at half, five-eighth and fullback for the Tigers during their run to the top four this season.
Having to bide his time behind the likes of Brooks, Moses and Tedesco in the Tigers’ set-up, Hunt’s only NRL appearance this year came in Round 10. He excelled when given the opportunity to play alongside Robbie Farah later in the year, during the VB Blues hooker’s three Intrust Super Premiership NSW games of 2016.
With Farah taking some of the pressure off Hunt to organise the Tigers around the park, Hunt played his best football of the season in attack to show he is certainly of first-grade quality. Movement around various positions earned the 28-year-old a utility place in the Team Of The Year, with an ability to break tackles (50 from 14 games) and throw the defence off with a strong dummy (57). He is a more-than-capable player to bolster the Tigers' depth, but will push for regular game time next season.