Johnathan Thurston Wouldn't Pick Former Teammate Kalyn Ponga For Origin

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Kalyn Ponga has been an absolute star for the Newcastle Knights in the opening nine rounds of the NRL season.

From his epic goose step which led to the opening four-pointer of Newcastle's season against Manly in round 1 through to laying on pass after pass setting up the Knights' attack, Ponga has been a pleasure to watch. 

With form and being a Queenslander, the question of "is he Origin ready" starts to be asked. 

Triple M's Mark Geyer has called for him to be selected, meanwhile Wendell Sailor has called for the Maroons to hold-off selecting him this year. 

Now, former Cowboys teammate Johnathan Thurston has also suggested the Maroons not pick Kalyn Ponga in the 17-man squad. 

LISTEN TO HIS THOUGHTS BELOW:

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