Kalyn Ponga

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  1. Kurriboy

    Kurriboy Clint Newton

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    Though having said that, Ponga will definitely be in the squad from the beginning for game 2, and if Slater can't play, will see his debut, if he already won't from the bench in G1 or 2.
     
  2. 88Knight4life

    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Kevvie also says Glasby mite be called in for his defensive work
     
  3. Wobbles

    Wobbles Brad Godden

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    Morgan looked ok at fullback, but he isn't the gamebreaker that Ponga is in that position. They lacked any sense of creativity, where is their spark without Thurston, Smith and Slater :giggle:

    I can understand the reasons for not putting Ponga in, particularly lack of preparation, but seeing what Milford dished up in the limited time he had makes me feel like Morgan will stay in the 14 jumper and Milford will drop out.

    If he's fit Slater will get his spot back, Morgan to the bench and Ponga will cool his heels as 18th man. If the series is lost, Kevvie will definitely give Ponga a run off the bench even if Slater is still fit.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    For mine I thought Morgan was below standard.
     
  5. krustykraz

    krustykraz Nathan Barnes

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    Michael Morgan off injured. Ponga looks more likely to play game 2.
     
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  6. Frank McWilliams

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    As far as I am concerned I am happy with any QLD player being below standard
     
  7. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Joey just told a good joke on the game wrap up.
    He said he was in Newcastle and everyone was asking him about Ponga, and he said "let's see if he gets a grandstand named after him".
    (it was a joke people).
     
  8. mozza

    mozza Game on broheim

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    He’s gonna be at rebel at Glendale from 1:30 to 3:30pm tomorrow arvo. Might go and try and persuade him into a committed relationship.
     
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    Beaumont Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Ponga said yesterday his family want to stay in Newcastle for life.
     
  10. Hughburt6

    Hughburt6 Todd Anderson

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    Still in the honey moon period though, but still good signs
     
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    He has been named in QLD's squad
     
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    I fear for nsw... honestly was so confident but with him and slater the game is now 50/50
     
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    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    If he's coming off the bench, late into a half, NSW might already be on top so it could be hard for him to do anything. If Slater is out & Ponga starts though, he will really get a chance to settle into the game & might just be a big problem for NSW. Ponga has risen & surpassed every challenge so far though, so it's possible he can make an impact from the bench.
     
  14. Matty23

    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Congrats to him, thoroughly deserved. Just don’t get f***ing injured.
     
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  15. Damo Levy

    Damo Levy Gavin Hanrahan

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    Locky to Ponga: What’s the difference between Origin and NRL?

    Ponga: Dunno not much

    This kid is a legend. Does not care what people think. Haha
     
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    nunnsy Trent Hodkinson

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    He keeps suprising me ponga, 29 tackles playing in the middle in origin and still looked dynamic in attack nearly won the game for QLD.
     
  17. danknights

    danknights Mark Hughes

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    We need 17 pongas and we win the next 10 premierships with our eyes closed.
     
  18. mozza

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    That is amazing. Just when I thought I couldn’t love him any more.
     
  19. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    People had a point when they said he might not be ready to defend in the line - but the answer to that question is that he can not only defend in the line, he can do it in the middle at SOO level.
     
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  20. Tubby

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    After seeing him in the middle making tackle after tackle, I thought to myself he's going to be gassed after 10 mins. Yet he makes 30 tackles and makes that break to nearly win them the game. Pure class
     

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