From todays sydney morning herald:
Hunt remembers little of league debut
May 6, 2006 - 5:49AM
Australian rookie Karmichael Hunt had no recollection of his Test debut which lasted 50 minutes before he was wiped out by New Zealand forward Frank Pritchard.
The Auckland-born teenager, who upset the Kiwis by electing to play for Australia, was ferried from Suncorp Stadium on a medicab after Pritchard smashed him with his shoulder in the 50th minute.
Pritchard took an early plea to a grade two careless high tackle worth 93 points and will be able to play for the Panthers against the Cowboys.
Hunt, who could barely talk when taken from the field, was nursing quite a headache after the game.
He will decide Saturday if he plays for Brisbane against Newcastle.
"I remember a little bit of the first half, nothing much after that.
"I've got a headache and feel a bit crook in the guts.
"I don't remember anything about the tackle at all."
Earlier in the week Pritchard warned Hunt to expect a torrid night.
"Just wait for the Test, he'll wish he played for us," he said.Both Australian coach Ricky Stuart and captain Darren Lockyer felt the tackle changed the game.
Australia were ahead 20-12 at the time and piled on 30 points in 30 minutes after the young fullback was taken from the field.
"It was a turning point," said Lockyer, who scored two tries and worked perfectly with Johns.
"The guys all lifted and dug in after that."
Hunt was able to go on the field and join his teammates after the game.
""I was glad he could go out and enjoy what was a special moment," said Stuart.
When Hunt looks at a replay of his debut he will probably cringe more at an incident early in the first half rather than the sickening hit by Pritchard.
Hunt threw a poor pass in goal to winger Matt King which almost gifted New Zealand a try.
reminds me a bit of when Villa gave Fitler a bit of a touch up in the Grand Final...Aussies tend to lift.
Glad to see Frank can play against the Cowboys..