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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

Acknowledgement of Country

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.