Revealed: The serious spending Wakefield Trinity would have to do to lure Andrew Fifita to join brother David

There was a time in 2021 where Andrew Fifita could have headed to Super League to join twin brother David at Wakefield Trinity.

At the time, a number of eyebrows were raised considering the amount of money Andrew was on at Cronulla Sharks, but the deal seemed really close.

That was until, of course, Andrew suffered a horror broken larynx in which he nearly died, but David still harbours a hope that the two will play on the same team before they retire.

“We had it a Wakefield last year where it was pretty much over the line and I was so excited by it and he petty much said that the awful injury he went through and he thought I was finished,” Fifita said on The Full Eighty Minutes podcast.

“We went downhill then me and him because we knew how much it meant to each other and how we got the best out of each other.

“We started together at under-6s if there is a chance next year for us to play together then I want it.

“It’s still a part of his dream for us to play together for a year – I’m excited, if he comes over I’m happy to carry on because I do feel good.”

Fifita has been at Belle Vue since 2016, firmly becoming a real fans’ favourite.

However, for Andrew to join Wakefield, he would have to take a serious pay cut with his current deal – according to the Sydney Morning Herald – sitting at $850,000 a year.

That is equal to almost £480,000 a year – a figure that could never be matched by any Super League side.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments