Newcastle Knights forward Mat Croker expecting Kalyn Ponga to play it 'smart' after State of Origin concussion

By Max McKinney
Updated June 28 2022 - 10:42pm, first published 8:00am
Ponga and Croker at Knights training. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Mat Croker is expecting Kalyn Ponga to play it "smart" after suffering his second concussion in a fortnight, but the Knights fullback is in "in good spirits" despite the head knock in Origin II on Sunday.



Max McKinney

Journalist at Newcastle Herald

Max McKinney is a sports reporter with the Newcastle Herald. He previously worked in news, reporting on local government and transport. He is covering the Newcastle Knights in 2022, along with local sport.

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