Kalyn Ponga has emerged as the superstar he was expected and touted to be.
He's been in stunning form for the Knights which saw him debut in Origin for Queensland.
He looked at right at home in the Origin arena playing almost 50 minutes in the middle at lock.
One man who has seen the rise first hand is Mitchell Pearce, who spoke to Triple M NRL about just how ridiculously good Ponga is.
Here's the full chat with Mitchell Pearce on Triple M Saturday NRL