“They never approached me, and as far as I know, they never approached my manager.”
Hunt, who captains the Dragons, confirmed that if the opportunity to return to Queensland presented itself during his final years as a player, he would remain in the Red V next season.
Incoming coach Shane Flanagan has been adamant since taking over the club’s top job that Hunt would not be granted any sort of release, with the pair discussing the skipper’s concerns with the direction of the outfit and future plans at length.
Hunt believed he was the best man to lead St George-Illawarra in 2024.
“I’ll be a Dragon. I’ll be there,” Hunt said.
“Not too much [has changed], it’s just where we’re at, at the moment. I’ve had some conversations with Flanno and I understand where he’s coming from as a coach coming in.
“He wants to win games, and he wants me there and that’s just where we’re at. I’ve accepted that, and we’re going to move forward.
“I just like his strong stance on things. If guys aren’t toeing the line, they’ll be out of there and someone else will be in.
“I definitely would [move back to Queensland], it’s something we would like to do, definitely. It’s something that we definitely will do after footy, but if the opportunity arises, then it’s something I’ll seriously look at.”