Rugby Union - ARU top up code-hopper Hunt's deal with Reds

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Rugby Union - ARU top up code-hopper Hunt's deal with Reds
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(FILES) In this file photo taken May 22, 2010, then Biarritz centre Karmichael Hunt runs to score during …

- The Australian Rugby Union said Saturday it provided financial assistance to secure the services of code-hopper Karmichael Hunt's switch to the Queensland Reds.

The Reds on Friday announced wayward international James O'Connor and Hunt had signed to play for Queensland in a boost for the struggling side and putting both players in the frame for next year's World Cup.

After months of giving every indication it would not top-up any offer for the former AFL and NRL player to join the Reds in Super 15, ARU boss Bill Pulver said Hunt was now on an ARU agreement.

Pulver did not disclose details of the contract, although reports said Hunt commands around Aus$600,000 ($560,000) per season.

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