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Sunset on Hunt's brief Aussie rules career
Authored by: Brett Northey on Thursday, August 28 2014 @ 09:19 pm ACST

Due credit to Hunt, he went much closer to making a go of Aussie Rules than Israel Folau. Hunt actually looked quite competent at the AFL level, pretty much on the verge of indisputably having "made it" but then suffered a lot of injuries, some of them just bad luck.

My take on the code-crossing experiment... Hunt was a success in that he raised the profile of the sport in the desired demographic, the club grew in support, he played competitive football, leaves with the team on the rise, and by all reports did a lot to help bring the younger players through in terms of work ethic and coping with elite sport.

Folau, unfortunately, no. Didn't last as long, never looked like he knew how to play, the club continues to struggle on field and very little sign of growing support.

If you'd asked me at the start which was more likely to be a success, I must admit I probably thought Folau, with his size and athleticism likely to see him be a damaging key position player, whereas Hunt, smaller, would be in competition with so many elite on-ballers at his club and against other teams. Clearly I got that wrong!

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Sunset on Hunt's brief Aussie rules career
Authored by: Troy Thompson on Thursday, August 28 2014 @ 09:52 pm ACST

For those who don't know our mate and brother to many(through the Brother Club program) Wesley Hull has been ill during the past week and hospitalised. Fortunately he is now just out of hospital.

I know he has some thoughts on the subject of Karmichael Hunt and his value in inspiring kids in FNQ (Far North Queensland).

We may just have to wait until he has fully recovered though. We hope you are fighting fit again soon mate.

Sunset on Hunt's brief Aussie rules career
Authored by: Brett Northey on Thursday, August 28 2014 @ 10:52 pm ACST

Absolutely.

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Brett Northey - Co-founder and Chief Editor of WFN

Sunset on Hunt's brief Aussie rules career
Authored by: Michael Christiansen on Sunday, August 31 2014 @ 08:32 pm ACST

When you hear people from QLD speak of how Hunt was bigger than Ablett (especially back 3 years ago) and how his move over showed that it was okay to play the game - the value of that to the demographic that it was aimed at was money far better spent than any tacky advertising campaign that would've probably flopped.

And flopped is what Izzy did but that also gives greater support to just how hard the game is to master. Granted Izzy was a more than serviceable player in the NEAFL.

The Izzy story sadly overshadowed the real good story of Mike Pyke at the time. However - those two stories illustrate the difference that work ethic and attitude makes in a game that demands that to succeed.......so, back to Izzy and Rugby (not sure what that says??).