Karmichael Hunt is no stranger to the big stage, vying for the biggest stage in his latest code switch. Hunt has played State of Origin for Queensland and rugby league Tests for Australia, before joining the Gold Coast Suns in the AFL. After the better part of two seasons in Australia, Hunt has progresses to the Wallabies squad. With experience in a number of backline roles, Hunt could be in the mix for a variety of spots.
Karmichael Hunt joined the Reds ahead of the 2015 season on a three-year deal. His love of rugby began as a high school student at Brisbane’s Anglican Church Grammar School. The 28-year-old multi-code athlete started his professional career in the National Rugby League, before playing rugby union in the French Top 14 and four seasons with the Gold Coast Suns in the Australia Football League. Hunt is just the second Australian athlete after Israel Folau to compete professionally in all three of the country's winter football codes - having played in the NRL, AFL and now Super Rugby.
Karmichael Hunt was in career-best form for the Reds in 2017 and was rewarded with his first Wallabies’ cap. He started at inside centre in all three of the Wallabies June Tests but was ruled out of the Wallabies first two Bledisloe Cup encoutners after suffering syndesmosis. Hunt has worn the Brisbane City colours on nine occasions and could well use the 2017 National Rugby Championship to re-launch his test career.