Hunt revealed to AAP how he turned down a move to the Broncos after quitting the Suns.
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Queensland Reds recruit Karmichael Hunt has revealed he turned down an offer from Brisbane legend Darren Lockyer to return to the Broncos next season.
Hunt signed a three-year deal with the Super Rugby side after spending six years with AFL expansion club Gold Coast Suns.
The New Zealand-born player made headlines in 2009 after leaving the Broncos for the Suns, and his old teammate Lockyer had tried to convince him to return to the Broncos before he signed with the Reds.
“We were on the phone, we caught up at his place at Burleigh a few times – he (Lockyer) was trying to get me back there but it just didn’t work out,” Hunt told AAP.
“I never thought I would go back to the game but it was emotional because of the situation the Broncos were in at the time.
“At the time coming back to the Broncos was based on helping my old club out — at the time they weren’t going so great.
“I wanted to help them get back on track. But it didn’t work out for a number of reasons.”