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Super Rugby Aotearoa: Highlanders put faith in Folau Fakatava – and Mitch Hunt – Stuff.co.nz

The departure of Aaron Mauger might have suggested Mitch Hunt’s days as a starter were over, but Tony Brown is an admirer of the Tasman playmaker.

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Highlanders fans still labouring under the misapprehension that Mitch Hunt was an Aaron Mauger/Crusaders old boys selection last year promptly need to reassess that view.
New head coach Tony Brown also admires Hunt and his selection at No 15 against the Chiefs on Friday shows that Hunt’s communication and leadership abilities continue to be a valued currency within the Highlanders, even if he doesn’t always get the plaudits from outside the camp.
Mitchell Hunt practises his kicking as Aaron Smith…

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