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Kalyn Ponga

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Player Bio

Height:
184 cm
Weight:
92 kg
Age:
21
Date of Birth:
30 March 1998
Birthplace:
Port Hedland, WA
Nickname:
KP
Debut Club:
North Queensland Cowboys
Opposition:
Brisbane Broncos
Date:
16 September 2016
Round:
-
Previous Club:
North Queensland Cowboys
Junior Club:
Souths Mackay, Easts Tigers Brisbane
Biography:

The 2018 Danny Buderus medal winner, Ponga enjoyed a breakout season last year.

Earning his Queensland State of Origin debut, the livewire has the ability to play fullback or five-eighth.

Ponga was born in Port Hedland, WA but is a Mackay junior.

He made his NRL debut for the North Queensland Cowboys in 2016 and played nine games with the side across two seasons.

A speedster with cunning footwork, his ability to beat defenders is one of his strong attributes.

Ponga is signed with the Knights until the end of 2021.

Career

Appearances
41
Tries
16

2019 Season

Appearances
12

Scoring

Tries
7
Goals
44

Kicking

Goal Conversion Rate

Attack

Try Assists
7
Line Breaks
10
Tackle Breaks
58

Passing

Receipts
409

Defence

Tackles Made
82
Missed Tackles
25
Tackle Efficiency

Running Metres

Average Running Metres
128.2
Total Running Metres
1538

Fantasy

Total Points
645
Average Points
53

2019 Season - By Round

2019 Season - By Round
Round Opponent Score Position Minutes Played Tries Goals Points Kicking Metres Forced Drop Outs Try Assists Linebreaks Tackle Breaks Post Contact Metres Offloads Receipts Tackles Made Missed Tackles Total Running Metres Hit Up Running Metres Kick Return Metres
1 Sharks Won 14 - 8 Five-Eighth 80 - 3 6 141 - - - 3 22 - 26 11 1 57 - -
2 Panthers Lost 14 - 16 Five-Eighth 80 - 3 6 21 - 1 - 3 17 1 30 12 2 82 - 8
3 Raiders Lost 17 - 10 Five-Eighth 80 - 1 2 119 - - - 4 8 1 38 11 4 78 - 19
4 Dragons Lost 12 - 13 Fullback 88 - 2 4 51 - 2 - 5 25 - 37 3 - 198 - 75
5 Sea Eagles Lost 18 - 26 Fullback 64 - 3 6 50 - 1 1 6 13 - 23 8 4 168 - 115
6 Titans Lost 38 - 14 Fullback 80 1 - 4 79 - - 3 7 29 - 47 2 1 234 - 57
7 Eels Won 28 - 14 Fullback 80 1 6 16 14 - - - 3 15 1 33 8 - 160 - 41
8 Warriors Won 18 - 36 Fullback 80 1 8 20 118 1 - 2 4 14 - 32 6 2 111 - 4
9 Bulldogs Won 10 - 22 Fullback 80 1 3 10 52 - 1 1 2 10 2 37 7 - 116 - 13
10 Dragons Won 12 - 45 Fullback 80 2 8 24 63 1 - 2 9 10 - 38 2 2 109 - -
11 Roosters Won 38 - 12 Fullback 58 1 7 18 42 - 1 1 5 24 - 30 5 3 102 - 14
14 Storm Lost 34 - 4 Fullback 80 - - - 75 1 1 - 7 13 - 38 7 6 118 - 67

Career By Season

Career By Season
Year Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals Points Kicking Metres Kicking Metres Average Goal Conversion Rate Forced Drop Outs Try Assists Linebreaks Receipts Tackles Made Missed Tackles Tackle Efficiency Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Cowboys 2016 2 1 1 - 50% - - - - - - - - 1 28 4 1 75.00% 235 117.55 27 48 24.0
Cowboys 2017 7 - - - - 3 - 12 32 4.57 - - - 8 153 19 8 64.04% 879 125.57 - 290 41.4
Knights 2018 20 7 13 - 35% 6 27 78 1,295 64.77 69.23% 7 11 12 698 105 42 67.44% 2,852 142.62 990 1,049 52.0
Knights 2019 12 6 6 - 50% 7 44 116 826 68.86 83.02% 3 7 10 409 82 25 74.13% 1,538 128.22 416 645 53.0

Career Overall

Career Overall
Year Start Year End Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals Points Kicking Metres Kicking Metres Average Goal Conversion Rate Forced Drop Outs Try Assists Linebreaks Receipts Tackles Made Missed Tackles Tackle Efficiency Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Knights 2018 2019 32 13 19 - - 13 71 194 2,122 66.30 77.17% 10 18 22 1,107 187 67 69.95% 4,390 137.00 1,406 1,694 52.9
Cowboys 2016 2017 9 3 6 - - 3 - 12 50 5.56 - - - 9 181 23 9 66.48% 1,113 123.00 440 339 37.7

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