HE’S Super League’s Mo Salah and Rhys Williams is revelling in his new found fame.

The Mynydd Isa raised winger has become a social media superstar for an almost identical look to that of Salah, attracting over five million views for a memorable 80-metre try for Salford against Toronto Wolfpack.

Social media joked that rather than put his feet up and head to warmer climates with his Liverpool team-mates, Salah was trying his hand at rugby league.

England’s Olympic gold medal winner, Samantha Quek, was one of the first to compare Williams with the Egyptian ace, joking: “#Salah with absolutely zero chill on his winter break...”

Former Crusader and Wales all-time top try scorer, Williams admits that the past fortnight has been one of the most bizarre of his playing career.

“It’s one of the stranger times of the season,” said Williams. “I was in training on Wednesday, I came back in off the field and my phone sort of blew up.

“I saw I was getting tagged in everything and it had 40,000 views.

“My girlfriend’s mum was messaging me about it and it’s spiralled from there, to be honest.”

It certainly helps that Quek, former Spain and Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas and a number of parody sites picked up on the video, including one with 25 million followers.

“It’s been all guns blazing for my social media,” said Williams, who insists that comparisons to Salah are nothing new, even if he wasn’t looking to emulate the attacker’s trademark hairstyle.

“I’ve had stick for looking like Mo Salah for a good year now, it’s just gone a bit global at the minute, but it’s all good.

“I only originally wanted to grow it for a year. Went past a year and kind of felt if I cut it now it’d be a bit of a shame.

“I had Jon Snow in mind, not Mo Salah, but as long as I’m scoring tries I’m happy.”

The 30-year-old even made an appearance on SoccerAM over the weekend, something that he took great pleasure in.

He tweeted: “Making it on to @SoccerAM is up there with all of my rugby achievements.”

While a switch to football might not be an option for Williams, a move across codes to rugby union is on offer for him, or Salah.

World Rugby, the 15-man code’s governing body, saw the video and asked: “@MoSalah, RWC 2023?”

Williams played union for Mold in his formative years but Gareth Kear, chief executive officer for Wales Rugby League, was quick to rule out a return.

Kear, father of Wales captain Elliot, replied: “Thank you @WorldRugby for promoting our great game of Rugby League @IntRL @SuperLeague, I can 100% confirm that @rhys_bepe represents @WalesRugbyL and is our all time top try scorer! He will no doubt be part of our @RLWC2021 challenge, thanks for enquiring. #FutureIsBright.”