Phoenix Hunt: The 18-year old leading Easts towards the Premier Rugby decider

By Tim Mosey Easts’ scrumhalf Phoenix Hunt plays rugby with plenty of time on his hands. He answers his phone in a similar way. “Is now a bad time to talk mate?” “No not at all. I wasn’t up to much, just playing a bit of Fortnite,” Hunt chuckled. It’s this honest and spontaneous approach that has played Hunt thrive for the Tigers this year. The psychology student who hails from Melbourne has been on a surreal journey in his first year of Premier Rugby. “It’s been a crazy year, coming into Premier Grade, playing against guys like Quade Cooper and with guys like Andrew Ready and Izaia Perese. It’s been hard to believe. “I expected to play colts for most of the season and maybe come off the bench for Premier Grade later in the year.” But the 18-year old has taken everything in his stride this year. “I’ve thought that it’s been similar to school rugby, in terms of the speed of the game. The physicality though has definitely been
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