Hunt on for starting centre

Hard slog. 

The precise words from nib Newcastle Knights centre Hymel Hunt following a gruelling 2019 pre-season.

The 25-year-old has been hard at work trying to state his case.

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He needs to impress… with a starting spot in the centres a hotly contested spot right now. 

Players have been put through their paces before the 2019 season kick-off, with coach Nathan Brown keeping a close eye on his talented roster.

The upcoming trials will be the tipping point, as player performance there, will help to determine who Brown’s 17 for the highly anticipated Round 1 will be.

In the mix, Hunt admits pre-season has taken a toll on his body, but knows he's been forging exciting combinations with his new teammates.

“Love the club, love the area and love the fans,” Hunt commented.

“Best way to win games is to have that competitive nature at the club.”

Hunt has been training alongside the injured Tau Tau Moga on the left centre.

The young outside back knows the trials are where he will need to step up his game, and he won’t be taking anything for granted.

“Every position is open,” Hunt explained.

“I just want to prove how good of a player I can be and just show them what I can do.”

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