Ponga asking for a $2 million contract - reports By Michael Di Lonardo Published on Nov. 4, 2016 Reports suggest Ponga's management is after a three to four year contract worth over $2 million. It's a hefty price tag considering the teen prodigy only has two NRL games under his belt. ''I think he can be...an immortal,'' Ponga's manager Wayde Rushton told Channel Seven. The 18-year-old wants to have a deal sorted by the end of the year. ''I think I want to find my feet first, once I do that I'll see where the journey takes me,'' he said. ''It's better to get the dealings under the way, then I can just focus on my footy without it clouding over me'' Parramatta and St George Illawarra are the Cowboys' biggest threats and are prepared to offer the youngster a full-time position at fullback. The Cowboys are unable to fulfill Ponga's desire to wear the number one jersey after extending Lachlan Coote's contract earleir this year. http://www.sportingnews.com/au/league/news/kalyn-ponga-cowboys-contract-nrl-north-queensland-2-million-cowboys-rugby-league/rq37b29e5crt12g6m9h3q8pn4 I hope we are in the running for him and put in a pretty attractive offer. He'd be a shoe in for our fullback spot and having someone like him might entice some bigger named players to come play with us too.Surely Parramatta saying they're interested is just a beat up, they've got Bevan French lined up as the future fullback. Plus how could they afford him. I wouldn't have thought that the dragons could afford him either.What would everyone be willing to lash out for him? I'd be happy with 600K for 3 years with an option for a fourth. It's a big spend for someone unproven (yet) but definitely worth the gamble.