He’s in the top five-point scorers in the NRL this season.
74 points in nine games. That includes four tries.
Kalyn Ponga is pretty much ‘kicking goals’ in the scoring department.
He thinks he’s been doing a decent job so far.
Asked whether he thinks his goal kicking has improved since last year?
“I haven’t been sacked yet,” Ponga laughed.
The 21-year-old admits he’s been booting a lot more balls through the uprights at practice this season.
It’s seemingly what has helped the star fullback find his accuracy.
In the last three games his average has neared the 90 per cent mark.
Round 7 an impressive 100 per cent through the sticks, booting four from four against the Eels.
“I’m practicing a lot more than last year,” Ponga said.
“Even throughout the pre-season and in-season I’ve been practicing more, so I like how I am kicking.
“I obviously want to make a few more but you win some you lose some.”
The Knights no. 1 hopes his kicking form will again be on song when they take on the Dragons for the second time this season.
Ponga definitely doesn’t want a repeat of Round 4 when the Dragons kicked that devastating goal in golden point to win the game by one.
Games like that can take a toll. They hurt.
“When you get smashed, you’re down the whole game but when you get beaten on the buzzer, it hits you all at once,” Ponga claimed.