The Reason Why Kevin Walters Snubbed Kalyn Ponga To Replace Billy Slater

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When Billy Slater was officially ruled out of the opening Origin encounter, the stage was set for a 20-year-old superstar in the making to make his debut in Maroon.

Many thought it was time for the Queensland side to blood Kalyn Ponga on the biggest rugby league arena. 

Yet, Kevin Walters opted to resist the urge to rush Ponga into the final 17, selecting Michael Morgan at fullback and Anthony Milford joining the bench. 

And the Maroons coach has revealed to Triple M's Ben Dobbin exactly why Ponga was snubbed for Origin 1

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