Injury update: Ponga on No.6 switch, Connor’s comeback

Kalyn Ponga says he's open to making the move to five-eighth this weekend as he continues to nurse an ankle injury.

Coach Nathan Brown revealed earlier this week that he's toying with the idea of moving Ponga into the halves in a bid to limit his amount of running.

BROWN TOYING WITH PONGA FIVE-EIGHTH SWITCH

'WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO BE KEEN TO TACKLE'

That would free up Nick Meaney to return to the side after he impressed at fullback for the ISP NSW side over the weekend.

"I don't know if we're going to go with that. Browny is playing around with the idea," Ponga told Nick, Jess and Simon on hit 106.9.


"I'm open to it. I'll do whatever is best for the team.

"If that means that Meanz is at the back, I'm happy to play half."

When asked about his troublesome ankle, Ponga said; "It's alright. It sucks. It hurts all the time but I can get through it."


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Meanwhile, Connor Watson is eyeing a return from injury in Round 24.

The Knights face the Sharks and Coach Nathan Brown is hoping the five-eighth will be fit to join Mitchell Pearce in the halves which would allow Kalyn Ponga to return to fullback.

"Hopefully, Connor can come back next week, and we can see them all together again," Brown said.


"But we want to win again that's the main thing."

Injured players and expected return dates:

Tautau Moga (ACL, Season)

Slade Griffin (Knee, Season)

Jacob Saifiti (Shoulder, Indefinite)

Nathan Ross (Groin, Indefinite)

Connor Watson (Groin, Round 24)

Jacob Lillyman (Abdominal, Round 24)