Hunt bounces back from 'Barry Crocker'
It was perhaps the only foot Ben Hunt put wrong all night yet such is his purple patch of form the Broncos' No.7 is currently in that even the kick at the end of the first set of the night led to points for his team.
Struggling to come to grips with the emotions of qualifying for next Sunday's Telstra Premiership Grand Final at ANZ Stadium, Hunt couldn't wipe the smile from his face after he helped to engineer a scintillating Brisbane display that sent the minor premiers packing.
Hunt scored a try of his own and laid on the final pass for tries to Andrew McCullough and Corey Oates while coming up with as many kick metres as the entire Roosters team combined.
The 25-year-old's first kick of the night was a wobbly one that bobbled down just past the Roosters' 30-metre line but not even Hunt could have predicted what was to happen next.
"My kick that went down, it was an absolute 'Barry Crocker'," Hunt said.
"But then 'Darbs' [Darius Boyd] flew down and I can't believe he [Shaun Kenny-Dowall] passed it.
"If we could start every game like that it would be nice.
"I was extremely happy with my game and extremely happy with everyone in our team.
"Everyone really turned up and performed to the best of their ability and we got the result.
"I don't even know how to explain it; it's one of the best feelings ever.
"It's everyone's dream when they play in the NRL to make a grand final and we've done it now, we're on the way."
A key aspect to Brisbane's resurgence in 2015 has not only been the form of Hunt who has backed up his breakout year last year with an even more composed season, but his evolving partnership with livewire five-eighth Anthony Milford.
Their interplay around the ruck that led to McCullough's try was a wonderful piece of rugby league skill and then Milford scored the first try of the second half with a grubber kick for himself that all but sent Brisbane through to the premiership decider.
With confidence high and their hard-working forwards laying the foundation it is next to impossible to keep the pair out of the game and Hunt knows if they can deliver one final performance of a similar standard Brisbane's nine-year title drought will come to an end.
"If we can bring what we brought [against the Roosters] I think it's going to go a long way to helping us win the game," said Hunt, who played in the Broncos' team that lost the 2008 under-20s grand final in extra-time to Canberra.
"The more me and 'Milf' connect with each other and just keep getting busy around the middle of the field that's what we've got to do.
"It was one of the best feelings of my life. That last minute, you couldn't hear the bloke beside you on the field. The crowd was so loud and you look around and the boys are getting excited and you know you're on the way to the big one.
"You don't see Milf get too emotional very often but he erupted.
"The job's not done yet. I'm still trying to get my head around the emotions. It's extremely exciting, it's what we work hard for all year and to get to the big one now.
"We can't get too ahead of ourselves, we've got to win it."