Competition - NRL Premiership Round - Round 04 Teams – NZ Warriors v Newcastle Knights Date – 28th of March 2016 Venue – Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, NZ Photographer – Ben Campbell

Sam Mataora continued to reap the benefits of a great pre-season when he picked up his second Players' Player award in three weeks against the New Zealand Warriors on Easter Monday.

The slimmed down prop was the best in red and blue on a challenging afternoon at Mt Smart Stadium, holding his own against a monster forward pack.

STATS

. 37 minutes
. 8 runs
. 78 metres
. 4 tackle busts
. 23 tackles
. 100% tackle accuracy
. 1 linebreak