2018 Player Review - Sione Katoa

Sione Katoa, known for his lightning speed and silky footwork, impressed in the pre-season after he was the leading try-scorer across the under-20s competition in 2017.

Katoa charged into contention early on in pre-season, putting in the hard work and being rewarded when named to make his NRL debut on the wing in Round 1.

Katoa's NRL dream took a hit after he suffered a broken jaw early in the match against the Cowboys, which relegated him to the reserves for a number of weeks.

Katoa retuned through the Intrust Super Premiership with Newtown, putting in solid performances and putting his hand up for a recall.

Sione returned to the NRL in Round 13 where he showed incredible acrobatic abilities to score his first NRL try in the corner of ANZ Stadium.

In July, Katoa signed a 2 year extension ensuring he stays in the black, white and blue until at least the end of 2020, while also welcoming his first child, a girl Keziah, with wife Cholayna.

Katoa finished his debut year appearing in 9 games, scoring 3 tries with 33 tackle breaks.

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Photo of the Year

Katoa scoring his first try in the NRL and showing everyone his freakish acrobatic abilities

2019 - What's ahead

We'll look forward to seeing his progression in 2019 with another full pre-season under his belt while looking to cement a regular place in Flanagan's 17