Karmichael Hunt said he is ready for a daunting return to the rugby field when he lines up against All Blacks wrecking ball Ngani Laumape in the New South Wales Waratahs Super Rugby opener on Saturday.
Hunt did not play Super Rugby last year after being released by the Queensland Reds for an off-field indiscretion and has only been in pre-season training with the Waratahs for about four weeks.
He will line up in the midfield with Adam Ashley-Cooper against Laumape’s Wellington Hurricanes on Saturday at Brookvale Oval for his first serious match since 2017.
“Physically I feel good,” Hunt told reporters on Friday. “The mind is good, the preparation has been a bit of a whirlwind to start off with."
“It’s only been four weeks in the process, but I feel ready as I’ll ever be.”
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