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Newcastle Knight Sione Mata'utia has received the Rugby League Players' Association (RLPA) NYC Player of the Year at its annual awards night on Tuesday. 

The accolade adds to a number of achievements this season for the 18-year-old including representation in the NSW under 20s Origin side in May, making his NRL debut in Round 20 and being named in the NYC 2014 Team of the Year.

Mata'utia was nominated for the RLPA NYC Player of the Year alongside NYC and NSW Origin teammate Jake Mamo.