Seibold dismisses Ponga talk

first_imgPhoto Getty Images Caption: Newcastle Knights full-back Kalyn Ponga Knights chief executive Philip Gardner this week stated that the Broncos are a “bigger” threat than New Zealand Rugby as he strives to tie Ponga down to a new deal.The 21-year-old Queensland State of Origin full-back, who has made no secret of his desire to play for the All Blacks, is contracted until the end of next year, so he will be a free agent to NRL clubs on November 1 if Newcastle cannot agree an extension.Broncos coach Seibold rates Ponga highly, but says salary-cap restrictions would make a move for the livewire Knights man unlikely.”If we had open slather of course I’d go for Kalyn Ponga because he’s an outstanding player but every club has got a salary cap and it is not like the [English] Premier League where you can pay what you want for a player,” Seibold said.”Certainly Kalyn hasn’t been in any conversation [with the Broncos]. I think any club in the competition would want someone like Kalyn in their group regardless of what position he plays.”We certainly haven’t spoken about him so I am not sure where that came from. We are guided by a salary cap, so that is pie in the sky sort of stuff.”last_img read more

The Arizona Cardinals held their annual RedWhite

first_imgThe Arizona Cardinals held their annual Red-White scrimmage Saturday, an event seen by thousands of people, including Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug and Wolf. The two made quite a few observations Saturday, but trimmed what they saw down to a list of the top five impressions.Number five was the amount of people who were there to watch.“The thing that blew me away…is the attendance,” Doug Franz said. “The attendance was unbelievable. “I thought it was around 15,000, official reports are saying 13,000. They were forced to sit people up the hill because they had no more room.” D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories Comments   Share   center_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more