Brent Read joined The Rush Hour with Gus, Jude & Wendell and gave a big update on the situation with St George Illawarra captain Ben Hunt.
The star playmaker has made it clear that he wants an immediate exit from the Saints.
Yet, the sudden sacking of Gold Coast Titans head coach Justin Holbrook and the hiring of premiership winning manager Des Hasler may have thrown a big spanner in the works.
Though the Dragons haven’t lost faith in retaining their skipper, with the halfback meeting 2024 head coach Shane Flanagan on Monday.
‘Flanno has a big job on Monday to convince Ben to stay,’ said Read.
‘[Hunt] was quite open [after Origin II] that he still intends on leaving.
‘He doesn’t want to be there, he wants to go home.
‘I’m sure Des has picked up the phone and given him a call.
‘Des can be a pretty convincing man when he needs to be.’
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