Could Wakefield Trinity star David Fifita move to Super League rivals after confirming his exit?

David Fifita will not be a Wakefield Trinity player in 2023 – the ‘Big Bopper’ has himself confirmed that.

After seven seasons at Belle Vue, it will be time for the former Cronulla Sharks man to depart the West Yorkshire club following a superb period.

Fifita himself basically confirmed his exit from the club in an Instagram post yesterday:

Fifita posted on Instagram: “IG BOPPERS FAREWELL🤙🏽
When: Thursday 25th August
Where: be well support stadium (Belle vue)

This is the end of an era! What a ride it has been!! Looking forward to what lies ahead…. Sincerely yours Big Bopper.”

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It had been possible for David and his brother Andrew to finish off playing together at Wakefield, with David previously admitting he would have loved to finish his career alongside his sibling.

However, that doesn’t look likely now with Andrew looking to join another NRL club, though David could well head home after such a long stint in the UK.

That being said, there would be no shortage of suitors for David in either Super League or the Championship with the ‘Big Bopper’ enjoying a great reputation for being a devastating forward and a top offloader of the ball.

It does, however, remain to be seen whether or not a Super League club would be able to fit Fifita into their quota spots with only Huddersfield Giants and Warrington Wolves having one left for 2023 as it stands.

Of course, David is good friends with the likes of Jesse Sene-Lefao, Tyla Hepi and Junior Moors – all of whom are plying their trade at Featherstone Rovers which could be a potential avenue for the forward.

Meanwhile, Keighley Cougars are recruiting hard for their season in the Championship in 2023 with those such as Dane Chisholm and Jake Webster already at the club – it certainly wouldn’t be out of the question for Fifita to make the move to Cougar Park.

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