IT is fair to say Warrington Wolves star Ben Murdoch-Masila and his Tonga teammates are pretty popular in their homeland at the moment.

After momentous wins over Great Britain and world champions Australia, the team were invited to the tiny island kingdom to celebrate.

Once there, Murdoch-Masila and the rest of the team were given a hero's welcome.

The Wire star captured the special scenes on his Instagram page.

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Humbling experience to go back to our tiny but mighty nation in the kingdom of Tonga, will be forever grateful to see where it all started when I visited my dads village an went to see the graves of my great grandparents 🙏🏽❤️. Would like to thank @dreamhient, the Tongan Gov and the people of Tonga for our special welcoming an stay in the kingdom. Ofa atu ❤️❤️ #tonga #vavau #leimatua

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