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Watch: At home with Kalyn and Connor

They're the exciting young stars of the nib Newcastle Knights.

On the field, Kalyn Ponga and Connor Watson are the future of the Club but away from it, they're best friends and housemates.

NBN News joined the duo at their home for an exclusive look into the pair's dynamic off the field.

At home, Watson cooks and Ponga cleans but this bromance had a bumpy start.

"I didn't think Kalyn liked me," Watson admitted.


Ponga confessed; "I didn't like him at the start. I knew Connor. I played him in 20s once and you know when you just play against people, especially Connor, he's a little angry fella so I didn't really know if I'd like him but obviously, we're good mates now."

From training together, to living together and now switching positions, the duo's lives are intertwined.

This year they trade jersey numbers with Ponga moving into the halves and Watson playing fullback.

It was a call which Ponga was a little hesitant about but selflessly he has put the team ahead of his personal preference.

And fortunately, he can already see the positives from making the move.

"It was a bit hard because I've always played fullback," Ponga admitted.

"I know Connor came here wanting to play half but if we look at the team's dynamics, what's best for the team and the way pre-seasons been going, it's been going really smooth so far.

"Not much has really changed."