Jung stays at Hervey Bay Seagulls for the 2017 season
BRAD Jung will play out the season with Hervey Bay.
A report in last week's Chronicle suggested the lock would play alongside nephews Will and Laikyn Jung at Wallaroos to fulfil a long-held dream the trio had to play first grade together.
That plan was shattered as Jung chose to return to Hervey Bay Seagulls before the season started.
"They're a really good club. They helped me when I was at my worst and I guess it's showing some loyalty,” Jung said.
"Wallaroos released me straight away.”
Jung played for the Seagulls in their 22-14 win over The Waves Tigers last week, and is eyeing more minutes when they take on Maryborough Brothers at Eskdale Park on Sunday.
He said that while he preferred to spend more time on the field, he understood the call to keep him on the bench.
"I can get a lot fitter and hopefully I'll get a few more minutes this week,” he said.
Jung's secret weapon to finding fitness this season is his self-imposed booze ban.
Now having just ticked past 60 days, a rejuvenated Jung said he felt far better.
"I don't think I'd had two to three weeks off drinking since I was 18,” he said.
Jung said the obvious benefit was the lack of a hangover the day after, but said the choice freed up his weekends, and lessened the impact on the bank account.
"We're at day 61 today - I feel heaps better,” he said.
Sunday's game will kick off at 3pm.