Hymel Hunt inks new Knights deal

The nib Newcastle Knights are pleased to announce that Hymel Hunt has re-signed for a further two seasons.

This means the 25-year-old is secured until at least the end of season 2021.

Director of Football, Brian Canavan said the new deal is well deserved.

“We have to admire that he’s played every game and several positions,” Canavan said.

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“Hymel has been a great contributor to team harmony, performance and wider Club life. The future is very bright for Hymel at the Knights.”

A Redcliffe Dolphins junior, Hunt joined the Knights last season from South Sydney and immediately found a home in the regular first-grade squad.

Able to play centre or wing, Hunt’s new contract is a well-earned reward for the player who made his Test debut for Samoa this year.

“I’m at home in Newcastle and love the Club,” Hunt said.

“The Club took a chance in bringing me in and I feel I have rewarded them with some good football and that has ultimately turned in a reward for me.

“With my future sorted for another two years, I have stability.

“While the 2019 season didn’t produce the results we’d hoped for as a playing group, I had some personal success with playing representative football. We also have some talented young boys coming through the ranks and representative level players at the club.

“With a new coach and new coaching staff, I’m genuinely excited for what next season holds.”

Hunt started his NRL career with the Gold Coast in 2013 where he made his first-grade debut before moving to Melbourne.

Hunt played three top grade games for the Storm before linking with the Rabbitohs in 2016 where he made 43 appearances over three seasons.

Since joining the Knights, Hunt has clocked up his 50-game milestone for a career tally of over 71 games.