David Fifita’s agent reveals his dream that never came off for departing Super League legend

Wakefield Trinity have arguably had some of the biggest losses in Super League heading into 2023 with captain Jacob Miller, try-scorer Tom Johnstone and young talented prop Yusuf Aydin all departing Belle Vue but it’s Aydin’s prop partner David Fifita who could leave the biggest gap.

Fifita has left Wakefield after a seven year stint with the side where he became a fan favourite and for good reason as well.

Immensely powerful and with a brilliant knack of making extra metres and scoring big tries the 6 foot four inches tall former Tongan international was one of Wakefield’s shining lights during their recent history.

Having now departed the club his agent, Craig Harrison of Show Me The Money, has revealed where the ‘Big Bopper’ almost went and which sides were most interested in his services.

Speaking on his agency’s Youtube channel, Harrison revealed: “I could tell some fantastic stories; there was a move to Cas (Castleford Tigers) at one time, we met Cas and that was nearly a done deal.

“Warrington at one time; we had a lot of interest at Warrington there was a little bit of interest from Leeds one year. He stayed with Wakey (Wakefield) and he made it through the rain with Wakey, I’ve said it before he was a pleasure to deal with.”

Fifita will now return down under and play county level per Harrison but he spoke of his regret that he couldn’t manage to secure a move away for the former Cronulla Shark.

“My dream never happened, I wanted him to play with his brother Andrew. I thought that Super League missed and we should have done it 18 months ago and tried to make it happen.

“If I’d have been at a club and been an official at a club I’d have gone for them two for 12 months just for the absolute razzmatazz. You’d have gone ‘here we go, two of them on the front foot.’ You’d need a lot of defenders in there and a lot of work rate to hoover up but them two coming off the bench, I just had dreams of it happening.”

Fifita has a twin brother, Andrew who played for Cronulla as well, whilst the pair’s younger cousin who is also called David is one of the rising stars of the NRL and currently plays with Gold Coast Titans.

Although Harrison couldn’t get a deal done for Fifita he spoke only positively about him and went on to make a bold claim.

“Dave was such a big character, so yeah I think he’s one of the best players ever to come and play in our competition.”

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