Tag: KALYN PONGA

With five words, Kalyn Ponga peeled back the mask and burnt Kiwi rugby league fans and the entire state of Queensland

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis With five words and seven syllables, rugby league’s newest sensation pissed off the entire state of Queensland and disrespected all rugby league fans across the ditch in New Zealand. The prodigious Kalyn Ponga, a favourite for the 2018 Dally M, revealed his desire to one day represent the All Blacks and […]

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RTS joins Ponga atop leaderboard as we explain the 2018 Arthur Beetson Medal

BY A.J NASH AND SCOTT DILLON Kiwi ace and Warriors skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has joined Kalyn Ponga atop the Arthur Beetson Medal leaderboard after 22 rounds of the 2018 season. Cronulla-Sutherland prop Andrew Fifita is still a major threat just 1 point further adrift. Daly Cherry-Evans is also a dark horse after snaring three votes […]

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Kalyn Ponga takes back Arthur Beetson Medal lead from Andrew Fifita

Newcastle prodigy Kalyn Ponga has wrestled back the Arthur Beetson Medal lead from Andrew Fifita after picking up two votes in Newcastle’s close loss to Wests Tigers. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Damien Cook are also on the move after big weekends: AFTER ROUND 21 Kalyn Ponga 22 Andrew Fifita 21  Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 19 Gareth Widdop 18  […]

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Seven-figure rookies: Payne Haas has the improbable task of living up to the cash thrown at him but who can we blame?

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis In the year 2000, Canberra Raiders announced the signing of young prop Ryan O’Hara from rivals Canterbury. Only problem was, the talented bookend was still playing Jersey Flegg. The Raiders paid a small fortune to get him down the Hume Highway. O’Hara hadn’t played NRL or reserve grade for that matter. […]

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Widdop, Smith and RTS climb up Arthur Beetson Medal ladder

AFTER ROUND 19  Andrew Fifita 21  Kalyn Ponga 20  Gareth Widdop 18  Cameron Smith 17  Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 16  Shaun Johnson 15  Damien Cook 15  Cameron Munster 14  Matt Dufty 14  James Maloney 13  Jake Trbojevic 13  Daly Cherry-Evans 13  Jason Taumalolo 12  Jai Arrow 12  Tevita Pangai Jr 12  Jack de Belin 11  Luke Brooks […]

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‘I know who you are’: Inglis reveals first meeting with Ponga

Queensland captain Greg Inglis has revealed his first ever encounter with gun rookie Kalyn Ponga labeling the rising talent a “gentleman” ahead of Ponga’s State of Origin debut for Queensland on Sunday night. Speaking to 2GB’s Alan Jones, the Maroons skipper said Ponga made a beeline for the legendary leader. “He’s an absolute gentleman. He’s […]

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