Watch: Tongan stars blown away by Rugby League World Cup support: 'Our country is very proud'

David Fusitu'a opened up about his side's rapturous fans at this year's Rugby League World Cup, saying that the Tongan team are humbled by their huge support base.

Since their arrival to New Zealand following a pre-tournament camp in Nuku'alofa, the Tongan team have been welcomed by thousands of screaming fans, with this week's arrival to Christchuch no different.

Speaking to media today ahead of Tonga's quarter-final against Lebanon on Saturday, Fusitu'a said that his side have been blown away by their fans.

"It's quite unbelievable how much they get behind us," he said.

"Our country is very proud."

"All the boys have a lot of time for the fans."

David Fusitu'a says that his side have been humbled by their fans in the tournament. Source: 1 NEWS