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Hymel Hunt's road to 100 NRL Games

A reliable figure in the nib Newcastle Knights line-up, Hymel Hunt is set to run out for a milestone moment in his career.

Having spent time with the Titans, Storm and Rabbitohs before making his way to Newcastle, 'H' will take part in his 100th top grade game against the North Queensland Cowboys this Saturday.

The versatile outside back has provided plenty of highlights with his speed and power becoming a consistent performer for the red and blue.

Here is a look back at Hymel Hunt's road to 100 games:

100 NRL Games for Hymel Hunt


After a stellar season in the National Youth Competition (Holden Cup), Hunt was handed his NRL debut by then Titans coach John Cartwright at 19 years of age.

Playing at Marrara Stadium in Darwin in Round 17 of 2013, Hunt featured in the centres as the side went down 40-18.

Hymel was named in the Holden Cup Team of the Year alongside names such as Jake Trbojevic, Reagan Campbell-Gillard and Luke Brooks.

Hunt was also selected in the centres for the Junior Kangaroos and Queensland Under 20's.

The Round 17 game was Hunt's sole appearance for the Titans in the top grade before leaving for the Melbourne Storm.


Hunt signed with the Melbourne Storm in 2014.

Hunt played most of his footy with Storm feeder club Easts Tigers during the season and featured in the Queensland Cup Grand Final.

Unfortunately for Hymel, the Tigers went down to the Northern Pride in the decider at Suncorp Stadium.

Hunt re-signed with the Storm for 2015.


After battling away for almost a year and a half, Hunt made his debut with the Storm in Round 14 of 2015.

Playing in the centres, he scored his first try in the top grade in a 26-22 loss to the Parramatta Eels.

Hunt played another two games for the Storm before signing a one-year-deal with the South Sydney Rabbitohs.


2016 proved to be Hymel's breakout season in the top grade.

Hunt was placed straight into the Bunnies line-up in their Round 1 game with arch-rivals, the Sydney Roosters.

The team scored a 42-10 win, with Hunt scoring another try on his club debut.

Hymel played 13 games for South Sydney, scoring three tries and combing with four try-assists as the Bunnies finished 12th on the ladder.


Hunt had an injury-ravaged 2017 season playing only 12 games for South Sydney.

Hymel scored one try in a Round 9 loss to Manly as the Bunnies finished in 12th for the second consecutive year.


2018 proved to be a huge season for Auckland-born back.

The versatile player varied playing on the wing and in the centres as the Bunnies pushed into the finals.

Hunt played 18 games for 14 wins, scoring seven tries as the Rabbitohs finished third on the ladder.

After a great season, Hunt was identified by Newcastle and signed with the Knights for the 2019 season.


Hunt made his way to Newcastle and continued to go from strength-to-strength.

Becoming a regular first-grader, he featured in 24 out of 25 games in his first season in the red and blue scoring a career-best nine tries.

The Knights narrowly missed out on the finals finishing in 11th.

Hymel was rewarded with a two-year contract to stay with the Knights.


Hymel continued to be a reliable figure in the starting line-up as the Knights broke their finals drought in 2020.

Hunt played in 20 games for 11 wins, scoring another eight tries for the Club.

Playing on the wing, Hunt was also instrumental in kick-starting the Knights sets of sixes averaging 143 running metres a game.

The Knights finished the regular season in seventh and Hunt featured in his first finals appearance against his former side, the Rabbitohs.

Hymel scored two tries in the game but it wasn't enough as the team was bundled out in a  46-20 loss.

He was rewarded for another solid season, selected in Queensland's 27-man said for the 2020 State of Origin series.

The Maroons went onto beat the Blues 2-1.


Hunt starred in a Round 2 win over the Warriors scoring two tries including the match-winner.

Injuries have kept Hymel on the sideline during the middle part of the season.

Hunt will play his 100th game in the top grade in the Knights Round 16 encounter with the North Queensland Cowboys.