Ben Hunt has expressed his disappointment that Queensland coach Kevin Walters will not be returning to Brisbane Broncos.
Walters was expected to link up with the Broncos once again as assistant to Wayne Bennett for the remainder of the 2016 NRL campaign, having resigned the post after the 2015 season to focus on his Queensland duties.
But Bennett opted against bringing Walters in, a decision which prompted raised eyebrows from half-back Hunt.
"I've always got a lot out of Kevin when he's come in and helped us out, especially when he was here full-time last year," said Hunt.
"He's an excellent coach and he's been wonderful for Anthony Milford and I. We're both just trying to continue on with the little things he's taught us.
"I've had the odd conversation with him over this year but nothing serious. I was a little bit disappointed when I heard the news that we weren't getting him back.
"I like Kevin as a coach and a person. He's a great character off the field as well.
"In saying that, we have a great coaching side here and I'm happy with how we're going at the moment."