Stopping NRL star Ponga a must: Rabbitohs

Scott Bailey

South Sydney will attempt to do what no other team has been able to achieve when they take on Newcastle on Friday night.

Rabbitohs coach Anthony Seibold has highlighted the importance of stopping fullback Kalyn Ponga ahead of their crunch top-eight clash, given he leads the league for tackle busts this year.

"It shows how much of an influence he has had on the team. It's going to be important for us to put him in the foam box and don't give him too much space," Seibold said.