Hooker Ben Hunter has established himself as one of the Knights mainstays having arrived from the non-professional ranks of Cambridge in the summer of 2013.
Having battled for starting birth in his debut season at Castle Park, Hunter took to Championship rugby immediately and in 2014/15 was an ever-present on the Knights team sheet. His efforts were recognized at that campaign's End of Season Awards as he scooped the coveted Players' Player of the Year trophy.
The 30-year-old was a lynchpin in the Knights 2015/16 campaign, being selected to the Championship Dream XV as the Knights reached the play-off finals. Last season Hunter continued his fine form and has now surpassed 100 appearances for the Club.