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Kalyn Ponga is ruled OUT of Origin decider following injury scans

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

  • QLD Maroons dealt a blow to their State Of Origin series deciding team 
  • Kalyn Ponga will be sidelined for two weeks after he strained his calf
  • Cameron Munster and Michael Morgan could be named Maroons fullback

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.  

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.

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

‘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.’

He said he had been monitoring his calf all week and believed he would play in the match.  

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

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

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

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

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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