30 March 2022

As seen on newcastleknights.com.au

Annetta Nu’uausala has won the inaugural nib Newcastle Knights NRLW Player of the Year award.

In a season of firsts for the Club, the awards night was held at Wests Mayfield, where Nu’uausala was presented the award in front of her teammates.

Annetta was also crowned the Player’s Player, a huge recognition of her efforts during the 2021 NRL Telstra Women’s Premiership.

Knights NRLW coach Casey Bromilow presented Nu’uausala with the award.

“In all of our games, she was outstanding and our best player,” Bromilow said.

“She’s been reliable, and she’s very humble and quiets away from the field, but as soon as she crosses that line and steps onto the field, she leaves nothing out there.

“She led from the front really well, and every time she carried the ball, she ran with intent.”

A Kiwi Fern international, Nu’uausala played all five games for the Knights during the rescheduled 2021 campaign.

Leading from the front in the front-row, ‘Netta’ averaged 91 running metres per game and had 14 tackle breaks for the season.

The former Warrior left it all on the park in each game to take home the prestigious and inaugural award.