NRL Podcast: Hunt on track for Origin call-up
Anzac Day is a special day for everyone involved with the NRL – and this year it could prove extra special for St George Illawarra's Ben Hunt.
The halfback will get his first taste of Anzac Day football when he pulls on the Red V on Wednesday – and a match-winning performance against the Sydney Roosters could see the Dragons' red and white wash into the Maroon of Queensland.
"Ben Hunt last week running the ball looked dynamite and I think he'll want to stand up (on Anzac Day)," Jamie Soward tells the NRL Podcast.
"This game potentially for Ben Hunt could cement his Origin jersey.
"If he plays well against Cooper Cronk, I reckon that Kevvie Walters and the senior players – in and around that (Maroons) squad – it will be a Hunt, (Cameron) Munster halves pairing for Queensland."
Hunt's only appearance for Queensland came in last year's Origin decider when he played off the bench.
In this week's podcast Soward also speaks at length about what playing on Anzac Day means to a Dragons player and where it rates compared to winning a premiership and representing New South Wales.
The 2010 Telstra Premiership winner and host Zac Bailey also discusses the evolution of wingers in rugby league and their significance in the modern game.