Pongia will play this weekend

St George-Illawarra chief executive Peter Doust says prop Quentin Pongia will play against South Sydney tomorrow. Pongia has walked out on the NRL club less than a fortnight after making his Australian comeback to join English rugby league club Wigan.

However, Doust says the former New Zealand captain will play tomorrow at WIN Stadium before flying to England on Sunday to take up a short-term deal with the Super League club.

The former Raiders and Warriors enforcer, who turns 33 next month, could play against Castleford next Friday night, Wigan says.