Back in 2021, there were calls that David Fifita’s twin, Andrew, could have joined Wakefield Trinity in Super League.
It was an incredibly surprising revelation, but one which David confirmed in the press conference at his last home game last night.
Wakefield were able to overcome Hull KR, 18-6, in what proved a hard-fought victory with David visibly emotional after enjoying his last hurrah at Belle Vue.
And, when asked in the post-match conference whether or not Andrew would be making the move to Super League, David revealed just how close a deal had been both in 2021 and this season, too.
“It’s up to him, if he finishes this year he finishes on his high, he’s won a World Cup, he’s won a Grand Final,” David said.
“There were calls last year – it was done and even this year we have talked about it with Michael (Trinity CEO – Michael Carter) and it was almost over the line this year.”
However, a deal could not be struck and David has revealed why he is going home to Australia after seven years at Wakefield.
“It was these last few months (that made his mind up).
“It was a late decision, only a week or two ago I made it. I spoke to the family, we’ve been through a tough month with a few losses in the family and young Isla (Greenwood) and Danny Kirmond with his brother has hit me hard.
“I feel the time is right to get back home, my brother has said he wants to play with me. We did have the opportunity but I want to play in front of my family whether it’s junior league or A grade.
“I’ve got nieces and nephews I still haven’t seen.”
It most certainly is the end of an era at Belle Vue with Fifita, Tinirau Arona, Jacob Miller, Bill Tupou and Tom Johnstone exiting the club.