Broncos coach Kevin Walters has lifted the lid on his club’s decision to insert dual-code star Karmichael Hunt into the squad.

Broncos coach Kevin Walters has lifted the lid on his club’s decision to insert dual-code star Karmichael Hunt into the squad.

Hunt, a 2006 NRL premiership-winner with the Broncos, will join the squad on Monday on a train and trial contract.

The code-hopper, who famously left rugby league for a brief stint in the AFL before switching to rugby union where he represented the Wallabies, returned to the NRL earlier this year – making a comeback in the Intrust Super Cup in Queensland.

Following the Broncos’ 20-12 loss to the Panthers, Walters said the club is waiting for the “green light” for Hunt to begin his training duties with the team.

“We have made some inquiries on Karmichael,” Walters told reporters.

“We are just waiting to get the green light I guess. He is a former Bronco and a good experienced player so yeah.”

However, Brisbane’s decision to insert Hunt comes after Walters famously ruled out making a play for Hunt just two weeks ago.

“What did I rule it out?” Walters said when asked why he previously ruled Hunt out.

“Oh well can I… am I allowed to change my mind?”

Brisbane Broncos down the Bulldogs. (Getty)

Walters added that he hopes Hunt will be available for selection by Round 10.

“I feel Karmichael can add to this group with his presence so we will see what happens,” he said.

“He won’t be available until he gets into the top 30. I think Round 10 he can come.

“So we just want to get him in and have a look at him and get him around the group and see what he can offer and what he can bring.”

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