No.1 or No.6? Where will KP and Connor play?

Fullback or five-eighth? That is the question.

After dazzling at the back-end of the 2018 season, Kalyn Ponga has left nib Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown with plenty to consider.

Where Ponga will line-up next season has been the topic of conversation over the break.

The live-wire's ability to play in the halves has led to much speculation that he will suit up in the No.6 next year.

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Ponga showed his ability play in the halves in the 20-12 Round 23 victory against the Panthers last season and took the NRL by storm in 2018 by finishing second in the Dally M and becoming the youngest recipient to win the RLPA Player's Champion.


The Knights returned to training on Monday in preparation for the 2019 season and Ponga could find himself switching positions with Brown still uncertain where the 20-year-old will play.

"He does a lot of work KP," Brown said

"The key for us is that we'll let Kalyn play the way he plays whether he's at five-eighth or at one.


"Getting him the ball and giving him opportunity to play when he wants the ball is great for him."

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Brown says he plans to experiment with different combination in the halves during pre-season with Connor Watson an option to play fullback.

"At the Rooster's, he (Watson) probably played his best football at fullback," Brown said

"We'll definitely practice a lot with KP and Connor at either position and see how it unfolds.


"They're two players which we have a lot of confidence in, do they stand at six or one, we'll sort of decide on that over the pre-season."

With reports that the Knights are interesting in signing unsettled Bulldogs forward David Klemmer, Brown said whether they sign him or not, they are well in the hunt to sign a top-class big man.

"We've made no secret we want one or two players at that front rower status," Brown said.

"We've thrown a few punches and had a few misses.

"Hopefully in the next four to six weeks we can get something to fall in that area."