Season Review: Mason Lino

In his first season wearing red and blue, Mason Lino solidified himself has a first grade regular.

Appearing sporadically for the Warriors in his three seasons across the ditch, Lino found a home in the nib Newcastle Knights No.6 jersey throughout the back half of the season.

Starting the year in Canterbury Cup, Lino made nine appearances in reserve grade, where he was a stand-out player, in particular with his kicking game.

Lino forced eight drop outs and averaged 242 kicking metres in his Cup appearances, and also managed eight try assists and three line-break assists.

His solid Cup form saw him promoted to the first-grade side, where he was quick to cement his spot.

The small five-eighth was solid for his team, with three line-break assists, two try assists and even scored two himself. He also contributed five offloads.

His major strength was his kicking game, with his goal kicking sitting at over 84% accuracy. Lino was so impressive with the boot that he took over the role as main goal-kicker from Kalyn Ponga.