Ponga absence overshadows Knights' clash

By Alex Mitchell
Updated June 30 2022 - 2:31am, first published 2:27am
Maroons fullback Kalyn Ponga will miss the Knights' NRL clash with Gold Coast due to HIA protocols.

Newcastle coach Adam O'Brien insists Kalyn Ponga isn't headed for long-term concussion problems, and says his star fullback would have been ready to face Gold Coast on Friday night if not for NRL protocols.