Hunt to switch codes

Brisbane rugby league star Karmichael Hunt is reportedly switching codes to play AFL in a move which has surprised many on both sides of the fence.

In an unprecedented move, 22-year-old Hunt will this morning announce he is signing with the new Gold Coast franchise which joins the AFL competition in 2011.

He will begin his new career with the Gold Coast franchise next year, most likely in the VFL competition. It is the first time a rugby league international has switched to play Australian Rules.

Brisbane Broncos chief executive Bruno Cullen says he's shocked to hear of Hunt