Sam Burgess fails in attempt to lure David Fifita to South Sydney

Brisbane Broncos star David Fifita has reportedly rejected a massive South Sydney Rabbitohs offer that would have seen the 20-year-old become the highest paid forward in the NRL.

According to Newscorp, Fifita was offered a lucrative five-year deal worth around $1.2 million dollars a season.

He is believed to have met with Rabbitohs legend Sam Burgess, with the former England star given the task of convincing the forward to turn his back on the Broncos in favour of the Bunnies.

However, it is understood that the Queensland representative turned down the offer, politely suggesting that it would take a miracle to convince him to the leave the Broncos.

The deal made by Souths would have seen Fifita become one of a handful of stars who earn at least $1 million a season, and would’ve become only the second forward to do so after the Cowboys’ Jason Taumalolo.

The Gold Coast Titans have also announced an interest in signing the young star, but the Broncos are confident that they will be able to retain his services for 2021 and beyond.

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