Like many players, Ben Murdoch-Masila has been rejuvenated with a Super League stint and the New Zealand Warriors are the beneficiaries.
Murdoch-Masila will join the Warriors side from 2021 on a three-year deal.
The former NRL player made the move to the Super League and has since taken his game to a new level.
Showing brute strength at all levels, including for Tonga, Murdoch-Masila will add some size and venom to the Warriors pack.
“Ben is right up among the best forwards in the game right now and he had plenty of clubs trying to sign him,” said Vodafone Warriors recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan.
“It’s a huge signing for us, one we couldn’t be happier with.
“Ben always had enormous potential and has now matured into a total professional. He’ll be a real asset to have back in the NRL.”
A product of the Wests Tigers associated with Keebra Park High School, the man nicknamed BMM had a solid stint in the NRL previously.
His previous 52 NRL games came with both the Wests Tigers and Penrith Panthers.
The move back to the NRL excites Murdoch-Masila.
“I’ve always left the door open for the opportunity of an NRL comeback,” he said on Warrington’s website.
“My daughter has spent her life here and all she knows is the Wire (Warrington Wolves).
“When this opportunity came around I couldn’t say no to taking her home to meet mine and Roxy’s families.”
Although his time at Warrington will end at season’s end, Murdoch-Masila praised them for everything.
“I want to thank all at the club for what they have done for not only me but for my wife and daughter too,” continued Murdoch-Masila.
“They’ve gone above and beyond for us and after a tough first two seasons for me, and a not so good start, I will do whatever it takes to help repay what the Wire has done for me and do my best for the remainder of the year.
“To be remembered as the Tongan beast.”