Hunt stars but wants more
Brisbane Broncos halfback Ben Hunt may have played his best game of the year on Thursday night, but the star half says he will not be satisfied until he produces a complete 80-minute performance.
Hunt starred for the Broncos, amassing three try assists, two tackle breaks and a line break in Brisbane's comprehensive 26-0 defeat of the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium.
Hunt and five-eighth Anthony Milford were in sync, with the highlight of the match coming in the 72nd minute when Hunt put through a perfectly weighted grubber kick for Milford to score in spectacular fashion.
It put an exclamation point on Hunt's kicking game against the Dragons, with the Brisbane half having his best game with the boot this year, setting up two tries and forcing a number of repeat sets.
Despite his performance, the 26-year-old said he and the team still have a lot of room to improve ahead of next Saturday's clash with the Newcastle Knights.
"I wasn't happy with my whole game. I was happy with parts of my game, but I'd prefer it if I was happy with my whole 80-minute performance as a halfback," Hunt said.
"I still think I have a lot of work to do. It was good to get the ball in my hands and have a bit of a crack.
"I was happy my kicking game tonight. We were in really good field position for the majority of the game so I didn't need to put too many long kicks in.
"'Milf' and I are strengthening our combination each week . The whole team is improving and the more I play with 'Milf', the better our combination will get.
"He's started the year in excellent form and Darius [Boyd] is playing really well. We just need to keep working together and getting better."
The Broncos had to be patient on Thursday night; with the team only managing to score two tries in the first half, despite having countless opportunities inside the Dragons 20 metre zone.
"The talk all week was to be pretty patient. They put a lot of pressure on teams and frustrate their opposition when they defend," Hunt said.
"We got a bit frustrated out there and I think we needed to put more pressure on them.
"We made some errors from forcing a pass when it wasn't there and it made the game pretty scrappy.
"I'm pretty happy with the way we defended because we managed to hold them to nil."