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AustraliaMassive blow for the Maroons as star player Kalyn Ponga is ruled OUT of Origin decider after straining his calf

07:35  30 june  2019
07:35  30 june  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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The Queensland Maroons have been dealt a massive blow after Kalyn Ponga was ruled out due to a calf injury. Ponga was named to play in Newcastle Knight's match against Brisbane The Knights confirmed on Sunday their star fullback will be sidelined for two weeks after he strained his calf .

Ponga out of Origin decider with calf injury. Queensland's hopes of winning the State of Origin series decider have been dealt a massive blow with fullback Kalyn Ponga ruled out with a The QRL is yet to make an official decision on whether he is in or out of the Maroons squad for the July

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The Queensland Maroons have been dealt a massive blow after Kalyn Ponga was ruled out due to a calf injury.

Ponga was named to play in Newcastle Knight's match against Brisbane yesterday and in the State of Origin series decider on July 10 but was sat out yesterday.

The Knights confirmed on Sunday their star fullback will be sidelined for two weeks after he strained his calf.

Massive blow for the Maroons as star player Kalyn Ponga is ruled OUT of Origin decider after straining his calf © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Queensland Maroons have been dealt a massive blow to their State Of Origin series deciding team after Kalyn Ponga was ruled out due to a calf injury

Ponga picked up the injury during the second-half of the Maroons devastating loss to the New South Wales Blues 38-6 on June 23.

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Maroons blow as Ponga as Knights say star will miss two weeks with injury. Queensland are unlikely to request Kalyn Ponga travel to Brisbane to be examined by their own medical staff as Kevin Walters braces for the State of Origin “The scans show he has suffered a strain ,” the Knights said.

The Maroons named their side on Monday morning in alphabetical order with Norman into the squad in the absence of star fullback Kalyn Ponga who was ruled out of the Sydney decider with a calf strain . Jarrod Wallace and Dylan Napa have been dropped. There is conjecture over who will play at fullback

On Saturday before the Knights win over the Broncos Ponga told Fox League he believed he would be OK to play in the decider.

Massive blow for the Maroons as star player Kalyn Ponga is ruled OUT of Origin decider after straining his calf © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The Knights confirmed on Sunday their star fullback will be sidelined for two weeks after he strained his calf 'I don't think I'm in doubt, not at all,' Ponga said.

'I'll be sweet. It just pulled up pretty sore after [Origin II].

'But I had a cork that I was focusing on more. Because of the cork, I wasn't using that leg much and then the calf has come through.'

Massive blow for the Maroons as star player Kalyn Ponga is ruled OUT of Origin decider after straining his calf © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Ponga picked up the injury during the second-half of the Maroons devastating loss to the New South Wales Blues 38-6 on June 23 He said he had been monitoring his calf all week and believed he would play in the match.

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Queensland names Origin squad for decider , Kalyn Ponga confirmed out Photo: Queensland star Kalyn Ponga is out with a calf strain . (AAP: Darren England)

Kalyn Ponga (born 30 March 1998) is a New Zealand Māori international rugby league footballer who plays as a fullback, five-eighth and on the wing for the Newcastle Knights in the NRL.

Cameron Munster, Anthony Milford and Michael Morgan are likely to come into consideration to be named Maroons fullback for the July 10 clash.

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