There’s been no shortage of interest in our boys this week.
The nib Newcastle Knights attracted plenty of media attention and we’ve pulled together some of it in case you missed it.
PONGA WITH THE POINTS
Kalyn Ponga has made history for the Knights.
The livewire scored 20 points against the Warriors last weekend … a feat only reached by three players previously.
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According to Fox Sports Lab, the last Newcastle player to score 20 points in a game was Andrew Johns in 2006.
Ashley Gordon (1990) and Kurt Gidley (2004) are the other two players to have scored 20 individual points in a game for the club.
KLEMMER URGES KNIGHTS TO KEEP PUSHING
David Klemmer has warned against complacency, declaring back-to-back wins does not give the team the right to relax.
The Knights sit 10th on the ladder following wins over Parramatta and the Warriors over the past fortnight.
“We can’t just sit our hat on that and think it’s going to happen,” Klemmer told NRL.com’s Inside the NRL show.
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“We need to turn up every week and keep improving as a footy side.”
The prop said the team was guilty of expecting results to come following their first-round victory over Cronulla.
Having had a wake-up call, the team is back on track and developing nicely.
“Round 1 we got a win and we thought it was just going to happen,” Klemmer said.
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“We got a big reality check. It was going to be a long year if we didn’t start fixing things and the confidence was down. We had to get back on track.
“Everyone was coming to training, training hard and trying to improve themselves and everyone was doing that every week. If we keep that up, putting in effort and wanting to get better as a side, we’re going to reap the benefits.”