Knights in the news: ‘It’s only going to improve the team’

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

The nib Newcastle Knights attract 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:

Buderus backs Ponga's move to No.6


There's been plenty of talk to start the pre-season around what position Kalyn Ponga will play in 2019.

Will he play fullback or five-eighth?

After a sizzling display last year against Penrith in the no.6, there is some serious talk that Ponga will make the permanent switch to the pivot position.

Lucky for the Knights, Connor Watson, who played five-eighth most of last season, has played fullback before in his career.


According to former captain Danny Buderus, the idea of Ponga wearing the No.6 jersey is a good one.

"Yeah I like him at number six, he can play at number one or he can play all over the park," Buderus told NRL.com.

"There's nothing better when you see him nice and flat on the advantage line, skipping outside of players or putting players through holes.

"There's some pre-season training where he's playing at number six, so it's only going to improve the team."