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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.