Roger Tuivasa-Sheck made history on Wednesday night by becoming the first Warrior to win the Dally M medal for the NRL's best player, and he was honoured with an incredibly special performance.
As he finished his emotional speech after collecting the prestigious trophy, a cry rang out around the room as Issac Luke led a spontaneous haka.
Fellow Warriors teammate Jazz Tevaga, along with New Zealand international Jordan Rapana, also joined in.
Tuivasa-Sheck stood metres away on stage, and was almost reduced to tears as he watched the spine-tingling performance.
The 25-year-old polled 29 votes to win the league's player of the season award by two points from Newcastle's Kalyn Ponga, with Cronulla's Valentine Holmes in third.
Tuivasa-Sheck finished the season playing in 23 games, scoring three tries, while averaging 178 running metres per game.
"That’s just crazy... It was just a special moment for me," Tuivasa-Sheck said of the unscripted haka.
"I've seen it done to a lot of special people and just to have Bully [Luke], a close friend of mine, do it for me, and the rest of the lads there... So,yeah very grateful."
The fullback is the third New Zealander to win the award, behind Gary Freeman in 1992 and Jason Taumaolo in 2016.
Tuivasa-Sheck re-signed with the Warriors earlier in the season until the end of 2022.