Birthplace: Auckland, NZ
Since arriving in Newcastle mid-2012, Willie has become one of the Knights most consistent performers, earning the praise of his coach and teammates alike. An inspirational leader, he played his junior rugby league in the Hunter, before joining the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in 1998 as an 18-year old. Mason has since spent time at the Sydney Roosters and North Queensland Cowboys before heading overseas to play in the Super League for Hull KR. Mason briefly switched to Rugby Union and played for Toulon. Mason’s representative career includes games for Tonga, Australia, Country Origin and New South Wales.