IT'S been more than 20 years — but a Hunt will back on the wing for Parramatta in 2014.
South Sydney flyer Justin Hunt penned a three-year-deal with the Eels during the week.
The 24-year-old will pull on the same blue and gold jersey as his dad Neil, who played 107 games for the Eels during the golden era including the 1982 and 1984 grand finals. It's a homecoming for Hunt who was a member of the Eels 2008 NYC squad.
On his Twitter account, Hunt said it was a tough decision to leave the high-flying Bunnies.
"It was the hardest decision of my life. I love all the boys and they will be friends for life," he wrote. "The club has been amazing but it's the best decision for me at this stage of my career."
The Eels got a glimpse of what Hunt can do when he scored a try against them earlier this year when he deputised for Greg Inglis at fullback. Eels coach Ricky Stuart said Hunt can take his game to a new level with a regular spot in the NRL.
"He has served a superb apprenticeship behind some great outside backs like Greg Inglis and Nathan Merritt at Souths, but now he is at point in his career where he wants to take his game to a new level," Stuart said.
"Justin's signature keeps our recruitment plans on track, and I hope Eels members and fans can take confidence from that."
Hunt, who was granted a release from the final year of his contract with the Rabbitohs, will form part of a formidable backline in 2014 which will include Jarryd Hayne, Will Hopoate, Jacob Loko and Corey Norman.