Fifita has made an instant impact with the Tigers after making his debut his debut in the round 2 loss against the Roosters.
“This kid can absolutely play, ’’ Payten revealed.
“I think his big problem was consistency. He would have a good game and then the media would write him up. He would then be off the ball for a week or two.
“It was a big learning curve for Andrew and he is still yet to develop physically. He has a fair bit of flair about him which is good.”
Murdoch-Masila, Payten says, has a big future ahead of him after the who made his NRL debut in the qualifying final against the Roosters in just his first season out of high school.
“Ben has a fair bit of aggression in him. He is a big lump of a lad, moves pretty well, and reads the plays defensively which is good,’’ Payten said.