16 Facts About Ben Murdoch-Masila


Ben Murdoch-Masila played for the Wests Tigers and the Penrith Panthers in the National Rugby League, and the Salford Red Devils and the Warrington Wolves in the Super League.


Ben Murdoch-Masila undertook a scholarship with Wests Tigers at Keebra Park High School and was a member of the team that won the 2009 Arrive Alive Cup.


Ben Murdoch-Masila made his NRL debut in the first round of the 2010 NRL semi finals against the Sydney Roosters.


Ben Murdoch-Masila is one of very few players to have made his first appearance in a finals match.


In 2011, Ben Murdoch-Masila made a further seven appearances, and may have made more if not for injuries.


Ben Murdoch-Masila is a strike weapon and can become a top line player of the game with the right kind of commitment to his training regime.


Missing only one game, Ben Murdoch-Masila was one of the most regular first grade players for Wests Tigers in 2013.


Ben Murdoch-Masila started the season playing from the reserve bench, but started in the back row in the last five games of the season.


Ben Murdoch-Masila was chosen to represent Tonga in the 2013 World Cup, but a leg injury in his first hit-up of the tournament saw him take no further part.


Ben Murdoch-Masila played in the 2018 Challenge Cup Final defeat by the Catalans Dragons at Wembley Stadium.


Ben Murdoch-Masila played in the 2018 Super League Grand Final defeat by Wigan at Old Trafford.


Ben Murdoch-Masila played in the 2019 Challenge Cup Final victory over St Helens at Wembley Stadium.


Ben Murdoch-Masila made a total of 11 appearances for the New Zealand club as they finished 15th on the table.


On 2 May 2015, Ben Murdoch-Masila played for Tonga in their Polynesian Cup clash with Pacific rivals Samoa.


On 17 October 2015, Ben Murdoch-Masila played for Tonga in their Asia-Pacific Qualifier match against the Cook Islands for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.


Ben Murdoch-Masila played in every match of Tonga's historic charge to the semi-finals of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup, and set up a vital try in their shock win over New Zealand in the pool stage of the tournament.