Kalyn Ponga video: Newcastle Knights launch investigation into footage of NRL star being kicked out of toilet cubicle
The Newcastle Knights have reportedly launched an investigation into a video of star fullback Kalyn Ponga and teammate Kurt Mann being requested to depart a toilet cubicle by safety.
Newcastle instructed AAP they had been made conscious of the video late on Sunday evening however that they had been nonetheless working to find out the explanation for the pair’s run-in with safety.
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The Knights are as but uncertain when the clip was filmed, which started circulating on social media shortly after Ponga dominated himself out for the rest of the NRL season together with his concussion.
The safety guard appeared shocked when he realised the identification of Ponga because the Knights pair left with out fuss.
“Oh that’s a surprise,” the safety guard may be heard saying.
Ponga’s father supplied an evidence to the incident.
“He made an exciting house purchase Saturday and celebrated with a few mates drinking. Sick in the toilet and his mate went in to help him,” Andre Ponga instructed the Every day Telegraph.
The star fullback hasn’t featured for the Knights after struggling his third concussion within the area of six weeks throughout a defeat to the Sydney Roosters final month.
The Queensland State of Origin star has been working with specialists to find out his restoration course of.
After struggling complications and forgetfulness following his newest head knock, Ponga says he’s exhibiting no signs now.
Regardless of wanting on observe to have the all-clear for a enjoying return by spherical 24, with the Knights already out of the finals race, Ponga mentioned a cautious method could be taken.
“I’d be sweet for the last round but doing no contact for the year, it probably would be a wise thing not to play the last round,” Ponga instructed Triple M Newcastle radio.
“My season’s done. It’s a bit weird. I feel OK now. At the start I felt a bit weird, headaches and whatnot, but I feel all right now.
“It’s just hard. I feel OK. I feel fit. I want to play but I guess I’m just going through the protocols at the moment.”
Ponga’s determination would make it laborious for the full-back to show his type and health for choice in Australia’s World Cup squad.
The 24-year-old, who signed a five-year contract with the Knights earlier this yr, mentioned the Kangaroos hadn’t factored into his decision-making however he hadn’t dominated out being an element of Mal Meninga’s squad if chosen.
“I haven’t really spoken to the club or had much thought about that,” he mentioned.
“It’s probably something I’ll think about or touch on in coming weeks.
“I haven’t had the conversation with anyone yet about anything to do with the World Cup.”
– With AAP
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