Two kind-hearted footy stars come together in a heartwarming gesture as they help an elderly woman change her tyre during in the New South Wales storms
- Addin Fonua-Blake and Ben Murdoch-Masila helped a lady in distress on Tuesday
- The footy stars spotted the woman struggling to change her tyre in the rain
- Pair jumped out and helped the lady get back on the road on NSW central coast
Two footy stars have been lauded after helping an elderly woman change her tyre in pouring rain.
On Tuesday morning at Tuggerah on the NSW central coast, hulking New Zealand Warriors props Addin Fonua-Blake and Ben Murdoch-Masila spotted the woman struggling with a flat tyre on the side of the road.
The pair didn’t hesitate to lend a helping hand, pulling over and helping the woman get back on the road a few minutes later.
Fonua-Blake and Murdoch-Masila then made their way to a nearby training session, armed with a good ‘excuse’ for coach Nathan Brown as to why they were presumably late to greet their teammates.
Hulking prop Addin Fonua-Blake joined the Warriors in the off-season from the Sea Eagles
Ben Murdoch-Masila (pictured with his wife Roxy) has impressed after joining the Warriors this season
The tweet from Warriors club consultant Phil Gould praising the selfless conduct of Addin Fonua-Blake and Ben Murdoch-Masila
Warriors club consultant and long standing rugby league identity Phil Gould praised the selfless conduct of the players.
‘Addin Fonua-Blake and Ben Murdoch-Masila stopped in the rain to assist the elderly lady with a flat tyre this morning. They just walked into training soaking wet. Great blokes,’ he tweeted.
Fonua-Blake joined the club in the off-season from the Sea Eagles, while Murdoch-Masila was recruited from Warrington in the English Super League.
As a collective, the Warriors were admired by countless footy fans after being based in Terrigal on the NSW central coast last season during the Covid pandemic.
With loved ones back home across the Tasman, the Warriors staying in Australia was a key component in the NRL successfully completing the 2020 season.
They were also the first sporting code in the world to recommence their competition during the pandemic.
The Warriors, again based in the Central Coast this season due to overseas travel restrictions, have started their 2021 NRL season with one win and a defeat.
This Saturday, they travel to Canberra to take on the unbeaten Raiders at GIO Stadium from 3pm.
Addin Fonua-Blake has also stood out when representing his native Tonga in recent years
Ben Murdoch-Masila (pictured right) has also caught the eye when pulling on the Tonga jersey