David Fifita has become one of Wakefield Trinity and Super League’s biggest characters since moving to the northern hemisphere.
The former Cronulla Sharks forward joined Wakefield Trinity ahead of the 2016 season after wanting to be more than a bit-part player in the NRL.
From debuting in 2016 to 2021, Fifita has made 121 appearances in the red, white and blue of Trinity and, despite not being able to get back home for over two years, the rampaging forward still has hope of staying in West Yorkshire.
“If my legs are still going and my wife is happy to stay, then I will keep pushing,” he previously told BBC Radio Leeds.
“If she is feeling homesick – because right now we haven’t been home for two years and by the end of next season it will be three years.
“So it is going to be tough getting through this season together.
“If we had got home for a break, she might have been happy to do a few more years.
“There is an option here for the following year and that is in both favours, so it is up to me and up to Michael (Trinity chief executive, Michael Carter) if we want to pursue that last year.”
Fifita also recently revealed just how close his brother Andrew had been to joining him at Belle Vue before a move fell through.
However, if somehow a deal could be done to get Andrew over to the UK, it would almost guarantee David’s future at Wakefield.
At the age of 33, it would perhaps be the hulking forward’s last contract in Super League, but there will be no shortage of suitors for Fifita from around the top flight sides – particularly if Wakefield do not escape relegation.
With the former Cronulla prop still doing a devastating job in the middle of the field for Trinity, his Super League career will no doubt continue – whether or not that is with Trinity remains to be seen.