“Lookout! Kalyn Ponga’s Like A V8!” Newcastle Knights Legend Tony Butterfield Has High Hopes For Finals

Newcastle Knights hero and 1997 premiership winner Tony Butterfield joined The Rush Hour with Gus, Jude & Wendell to talk all things Novacastrian.


The Knights have hit a purple patch of form at the right team to catapult them into a position where it would now be surprising to see them miss out on Finals.

For a side with not many expectations at the beginning of the season, Adam O’Brien’s side has the whole competition on notice and Butterfield excited but reserved.

“You get to this point, you get a run going,” said Butterfield.

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“But one or two faults and it all ends in disaster.

“Generally speaking there’s a little bit of excitement.”

Kalyn Ponga’s move back from the halves into his more natural fullback role has brought in much success.

Butterfield believes that this is the time Newcastle’s marquee man will deliver on the biggest stage.

“Many things were challenging in the early years under Adam O’Brien.

“All of a sudden, Adam decides to put Kalyn back to fullback…

“Lookout! Kalyn’s like a V8!”