Club statement: Sione Mata'utia
The nib Newcastle Knights has confirmed forward Sione Mata’utia will not participate in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.
Mata'utia underwent a review and further scans with a neurology specialist, following the concussion he sustained in Round 24 against the Melbourne Storm.
On the advice of the neurologist, the 21-year-old will be rested for the Rugby League World Cup as a precaution.
The Club will make no further comment at this stage.