The Club can confirm it has been in discussions with Sione Mata'utia, but this morning's news of his release from his Newcastle Knights contract was the first official communication we have received from the NRL Club.
The Club continues to talk to Sione and his agent about a deal ahead of the 2021 season.
A further update will be announced in due course.
CONFIRMED | The nib Newcastle Knights have granted Sione Mata’utia a release from the final year of his contract with the Club.
Thanks for the memories Sione 👊
— Newcastle Knights (@NRLKnights) November 11, 2020