Hunt to Eels would be a Norman con­quest

Rugby League Week - - News -

COREY NORMAN IS BE­HIND A push by Par­ra­matta to pull out all stops to sign Bron­cos half Ben Hunt for 2018 and be­yond.

The pair clicked at the Bron­cos and Norman has been in touch with Hunt to talk up coach Brad Arthur and the fu­ture that awaits his old team­mate if he cuts ties with Red Hill.

The Bron­cos are con­fi­dent An­thony Milford and Hunt, off con­tract at the end of next year, will re-sign with the club post-2017.

Milford is set to be a $1 mil­lion­plus per sea­son player and Hunt’s man­age­ment is keen for a big pay rise for the 26-year-old.

The Mole un­der­stands Hunt is look­ing for a sig­nif­i­cant bump up to the realm of $800,000 per sea­son and that the Eels will win the bat­tle of the cash splash.

Ne­go­ti­a­tions will be­gin after Novem­ber 1 and will test the Bron­cos’ abil­ity to once again get play­ers to stay and play un­der Wayne Ben­nett for less than other clubs are of­fer­ing.

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