Knights boss breaks his silence after superstar Kalyn Ponga was caught on video being thrown out of a toilet cubicle with teammate Kurt Mann – as another two Newcastle stars are punished
- Knights Director of Football Peter Parr spoke to media on Tuesday morning
- Confirmed incident with Ponga and Kurt Mann is now under investigation
- Club will act accordingly once NRL Integrity Unit complete their investigation
- Ponga and Mann asked to leave a pub after they caught in a cubicle together
Newly appointed Newcastle Knights Director of Football Peter Parr has admitted star fullback Kalyn Ponga being asked to leave a toilet cubicle with teammate Kurt Mann ‘isn’t a good look’.
Parr broke his silence on the matter on Tuesday morning and confirmed the incident from a Newcastle pub on Saturday night is being investigated by the NRL Integrity Unit.
He stressed it was important the club allow the process to be completed before handing down any potential punishments to the two players.
Ponga is the club’s co-captain and comfortably the highest-paid player.
Knights teammates Kalyn Ponga and Kurt Mann asked to leave a pub after they caught in a toilet cubicle together on Saturday in Newcastle
New Knights Director of Football Peter Parr (pictured with the late Paul Green) admitted it ‘isn’t a good look’
‘It is not a good look, but all the facts are not established,’ Parr said.
‘We will co-operate with the NRL Integrity Unit and let the process run its course.’
In a further example of the club’s poor culture, Bradman Best and Enari Tuala have been dropped to NSW Cup this weekend.
The pair were late to the team bus on Sunday morning after they were trounced 28-10 by the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.