Ben Hunt To be Released to Dragons beforeJune 30!!

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  1. mickeylane

    mickeylane Juniors

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    Yes you read this right!!

    Theres an extremely strong rumour that Ben Hunt is out of sorts w Wayne Bennett to the point where he was fit to play last week but was passed over for selection and once again was passed over for selection this week in preference for Kodi Nikorima..

    The Broncos kept Ben Hunts fitness secret last week but this week the media has latched onto it proclaiming that Hunt is fit but won't be selected in any grade!

    Dragons have made a request for an early move but was knocked back apparently last week - my source (prominent bookmaker) who will kill me if he ever reads this forum said that the Dragons have enough cap room to take in Hunt this year and pay out his remaining contract for this year around $300K due after July 1..

    I know this sounds preposterous but its on the cards and brewing as we speak...if it happens expect Hunt to team up w Widdop from early July just in time to take in 9 games before the semis...the last time a move like this happened was back in 2010 when one Mark Gasnier joined the Dragons mid season from France and we went on to win the comp..

    Stranger things have happened..
     
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  2. Lethal25

    Lethal25 Juniors

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    Josh McCrone just fainted
     
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  3. mickeylane

    mickeylane Juniors

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    Im just saying verbatim what i was told 30 minutes ago - not promising...its on the cards though..
     
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  4. 2010

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    To good to be true, but....This would be Hugh and I mean HUGH
     
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  5. possm

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    Great news Mickeylane. Keep us up to date, though I suppose it will be all over the media very soon if true.
     
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  6. Old Timer

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    Is Godwin Grech a book maker now?
     
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  7. sensesmaybenumbed

    sensesmaybenumbed Moderator Staff Member

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    The real question this raises is: How will this affect Jake Marketo?
     
  8. mickeylane

    mickeylane Juniors

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    you would think so this would break any day now
     
  9. hewi

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    Maaaate, how good would that be. Pleeeaase keep us informed.
     
  10. mickeylane

    mickeylane Juniors

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    Im sure the media will let us know if there any truth...just keep hoping Nikorima keeps getting picked over next 4 weeks
     
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    dragonssamy61 Juniors

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    No problem.Lethal
    Mary will still pick mccrone .
    In josh we trust lol
     
  12. OzDragon

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    Yeah I doubt that'll happen but fk me it would be a godsend.
     
  13. TiggaPlease

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    Who's this Hugh fellow you keep banging on about?
     
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  14. BringTheNoise

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    If true what's in it for Broncos to release him early? Surely there's a catch. Bennett could just as easily relegate Hunt to QLD cup for the rest of the year...
     
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  15. Hawkins

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    This player trade period is madness.
     
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    Broncos will be doing some sort of deal to get Greg Inglis on their books for next year & pre pay some salary in 2017. Whatever is dodgy they will do it!
     
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  17. possm

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    Broncos would not have to pay him after 1 Jul and so could bring in a player they have their eye on. aybe say GI or Hayne.

    If it happens, we will see what it would be like to have a spine of:
    Dugan
    Widdop
    Hunt
    McInnes

    and Packer in the forwards.
     
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  18. mickeylane

    mickeylane Juniors

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    what a dream!! but do u think Bennett would be dumb enough to strengthen an opponent - hence why he probably knocked back the initial release request if there was one..
     
  19. MilanDragon

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    For all the rumours you post.. I hope this is the one that comes good.
     
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  20. TomRedVRiver

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    I'm not sure who's feeding you this information Mickey, but there is no way in the world this will happen. Nikorima is a good player, but Hunt is in their plans for this year.
    Not even close to getting my hopes up on this one.
     

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