After weeks of speculation, Kalyn Ponga has signed a five-year, multi-million dollar deal to stay with the Newcastle Knights.
Most important points:
- Ponga will stay with Newcastle until the end of 2027
- His new deal is rumored to be worth over $1 million per season
- Ponga eager to win premiership with Newcastle
At a media conference this afternoon, Ponga told the packed crowd that he would be Knight until the end of the 2027 NRL season.
“It’s a proud moment,” he said.
Just days ago, it was reported that the Knights had pulled the deal off the table.
A meeting with upcoming Dolphins coach Wayne Bennett a few weeks ago also sparked rumors about Ponga’s future.
The 24-year-old was signed to the Knights until the end of the 2024 season, but a clause in the contract gave him until June 30 to activate the final two years.
The new deal goes into effect next season and replaces all existing options and clauses from the current contract.
More to come