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Dingo’s Ben going on a Cowboy hunt

ON TARGET: Hunt kicked for 551 metres against the Sydney Roosters on Friday, the most for both sides.
ON TARGET: Hunt kicked for 551 metres against the Sydney Roosters on Friday, the most for both sides. Dan Peled

DINGO boy Ben Hunt was unstoppable for the Brisbane Broncos on Friday, crafting a 31-12 point win over the Sydney Roosters to advance to the grand final.

The halfback has been instrumental all season but this is arguably the finest moment of his young career at the club.

He said the moment he realised he was in a grand final was one of the best moments of his life.

"That last minute, you couldn't hear the bloke beside you on the field," Hunt told NRL.com after the game.

"The crowd was so loud and you look around and the boys are getting excited and you know you're on the way to the big one.

"I don't even know how to explain it, it's one of the best feelings ever.

"It's everyone's dream when they play in the NRL to make a grand final and we've done that now," he said. "We're on the way."

Hunt's statistics from the game were remarkable.

He scored one try, kicked for 551 metres and had five runs for 75 metres with one line break.

But it was his two try assists that were his most influential plays.

He combined with Anthony Milford superbly before putting Andrew McCullough over for a try.

Then he produced a great double cut-out pass to put winger Corey Oates over in the corner in the dying stages of the first half.

Hunt said he was "extremely happy" with his game, but knew there was a long way to go yet.

"Everyone really turned up and performed to the best of their ability and we got the result," he said.

"I was extremely happy with my game and extremely happy with everyone in our team.

"If we can bring what we brought on Friday, I think it's going to go a long way to helping us win the game.

"The job is not done yet.

"I am still trying to get my head around the emotions. It's extremely exciting, it's what we work hard for all year.

"We can't get too ahead of ourselves, we've got to win it."


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