David Fifita is one of the most colourful characters playing rugby league at present.
With an ever-widening smile and a skillset that most halfbacks would be proud of, the so-called ‘Big Bopper’ has become a cult hero on the terraces at Belle Vue.
Fifita also spends a great deal of time in the community of Wakefield too and he has been spotted leading a training session with local side Crigglestone All Blacks – a team in the Pennine Amateur Rugby League set-up.
The All Blacks posted a photo of Fifita in his full Trinity kit taking a coaching session at the club, with the caption: “We have a Wakey legend helping coach our open age team. 🏆🏉 Can you tell who he is?🙌🏻 👀
“Fancy a run out again or maybe you’re wanting to try out rugby for the first time? Come down to our training sessions every Thursday Evening and Saturday Morning over January. 🏉
“Let the Big Bopper put you through your paces!”
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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.
He is out of contract at the end of the 2022 Super League season.