Knights in the news: ‘Browny got angry because I don’t watch footy’

There's been no shortage of interest in our boys this week.

Preparing for another big game, the nib Newcastle Knights attracted plenty of media attention and we've pulled together the best of it in case you missed any of the news.

Here's what our boys got up to this week:

PONGA HAS HOMEWORK

Kalyn Ponga has revealed he watches next to no football outside of the Club environment.

While he's regarded as one of the game's most exciting young stars, the nib Newcastle Knight isn't a rugby league fanatic.


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In fact, Ponga admits that even coach Nathan Brown has had to get into his ear about watching more games as he continues his education about the game.

"I don't think I've watched a full game," Ponga told Hit 106.9 Breakfast.

"That's something I have to get better at.

"Browny got angry at me because I don't watch footy."

Ponga confesses, spending more time watching opposition teams and players is something he plans on doing more.


"We're supposed to watch a bit of footy. I just never have (but) I will," he said.

"I need to learn to do that.

"I just don't like watching footy too much."

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JJ Felise is set to make his Club debut this Friday but don't get too familiar with the name.

The prop revealed he's poised to change his last name in the off-season.


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"I was named after my father [Jacob Junior] but unfortunately, I didn't know my Dad very well," he told the Newcastle Herald.

"I was raised by my mother. My father was in and out but in saying that, I really didn't pay attention too much because my Mum did such a good job bringing up me, my older brother Joshua and younger sister Joyce.

"I haven't had any contact with him and I've always thought it best if I just move on with my life.

"Mum worked really hard – she has done a whole lot for the three of us in terms of schooling and raising us properly. I can't thank her enough because she put us first. If it wasn't for her, I wouldn't be the person I am today."