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News: Karmichael Hunt to join AFL

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Guest, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    +0 /0
    <div class="articleDetails"><p>Brisbane rugby league star Karmichael Hunt is switching to play AFL in a move which will rock the NRL to its foundations.</p>

    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/4133-karmichael-hunt-to-join-afl.html">Read the full article</a>
  2. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    No it wont.
  3. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +2,280 /74
    Just like a new team in Sydeny the AFL will be watsing their money
  4. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

    +287 /0
    Just like your parents on school fees Wheel.

    Except they WASTED their money :)
  5. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,806 /35
    LOL, I can't feel the foundations rocking

    I can however hear a chorus of people singing "Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey hey, GOODBYE"
  6. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    +2,340 /60
    As with Lote Tuqiri, Sailor, Tahu, etc, a big attraction of Karmichael Hunt to the AFL is the interest the code switch generates.

    Smart business move especially for a risky franchise entrenched in NRL territory.
  7. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +511 /14
    I just think it's an astonishingly high price to pay for a cynical publicity stunt.  It's going to be a circus at best, an embarrassing waste of money at worst. 

    Hunt is an average standard NRL player at best and not really suited to AFL.  If they put him on the field he will be horribly exposed.  If he spends his time in reggies it's a lot of salary cap to chew up.

    I can't believe Channel 9 lead their news bulletin with this rubbish.  So much for Iran's growing nuclear arsenal.

    ERNIE FOR NO7 Active Member

    +80 /1
    Karmichael Hunt is a dumb joke & so nothing about him would shock me.
  9. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

    +2,340 /60
    Lote Tuqiri was also massively overpriced according to impact on the field.  But he repaid his investment many times over in crowd and TV viewer bums-on-seats appeal. If Hunt's move didn't stimulate curiosity, nothing would.
  10. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +511 /14
    Hunt is despised by all but the hardcore Bongo player supporters.  He was a mercenary far before this and is now just a gimmick.

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