This 16-Year-Old Australian Rugby Player Could Be an NFL Running Back

Meet Australian rugby prodigy Kalyn Ponga.

Australian rugby fullback prodigy Kalyn Ponga has recently become a viral sensation. The following highlight video shows him tearing up the pitch, evading tackle after tackle and demonstrating NFL-quality speed and power.

Ponga attends rugby union school Churchie and plays for the Queensland GPS rugby club, but he has already signed with the North Queensland Cowboys of the Australian National Rugby League.

Ponga also happens to be an under-13 golf champion. Rugby was always his first love, however. In 2012, he became the second player younger than 14 to be chosen for the the under-15 league team.

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