Arriving in Newcastle from South Sydney at the start of the season, Hymel Hunt went on to play all but eight minutes of the 2019 season.
Establishing himself as a centre who could also shift to the wing when needed, Hunt was one of the nib Newcastle Knights most consistent yet underrated players all year.
With speed to burn and a step to go with it, Hunt was consistently setting the left edge alight, with his intercept try early in the round 11 match against the Sydney Roosters setting the tone for a famous win on the night.
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Hunt scored nine tries across the campaign, as well seven line-breaks. He also broke 43 tackles and ran for well over 100 metres per game.
His defence was just as impressive, making 210 tackles at an efficiency of 84%.
Hunt’s form will have him in the box seat to retain his position come next season, and with the help of Adam O’Brien, could see him lift his game again in 2020.