Kalyn Ponga signs $4.5 million Knights extension

Newcastle Knights superstar Kalyn Ponga has signed a $4.5 million deal with the club which will keep him at the club until the end of 2024.

Despite interests for an array of rival NRL and rugby union clubs, Ponga has put pen to paper with the Knights in a deal that sees him become one of the highest paid players in Rugby League history.

The 22-year-old has reiterated his desire to win a Premiership with the Knights and put an end to their 19-year title drought.

“I feel at home here,” Ponga said. “My family are settled in Newcastle and it just feels right here at the Knights.

“I love the Club, my teammates and the main reason I re-signed is because I want to win a competition here.”

Newcastle CEO Philip Gardner added: “It’s a great day for the club, our supporters and region.

“Kalyn is an incredible young man with a wonderful, loving family. He loves Newcastle, his family loves Newcastle and we couldn’t be happier he wanted to extend his tenure.

“I wish to thank Kalyn, Andre and Adine for their commitment to the Knights and very much look forward to continuing our friendship in the coming years.”

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