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Knights coach Adam O’Brien has heaped praise on a “brave” Kalyn Ponga for playing through an “excruciating” hip pointer injury against the Roosters.

The 26-year-old suffered the injury whilst attempting to tackle winger Daniel Tupou in the 16th minute, putting his body on the line aiming to stop a certain four-pointer.

Ponga reeled out of that tackle and was clearly in pain after taking the kick-off, battling through to half time before club medicos treated his injury.

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The superstar fullback played through the pain in the second 40 minutes and was brave, earning a huge wrap from his coach in the post-match press conference.

“(He’s) sore, very sore, it was a remarkable job what he has done for us. Brave and tough,”…

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