Super League side set to lose overseas star

It won’t have escaped your notice that Wakefield Trinity have pulled off a huge signing today.

Making it five signings in one day, Trinity have brought back fans favourite David Fifita after he left the club at the end of last season.

“It goes without saying that this is one of the hardest things I’ve had to do, leaving my family back in Australia,” admitted Fifita.

“At this time, I want to concentrate on getting myself right and bringing that smile back to Wakefield fans.

“The hard work starts now and I’ll be giving everything for the challenge ahead, which is to try and help a club close to my heart stay in the top tier.”

Trinity Head Coach, Mark Applegarth, added: “Everything at the club is delighted that David Fifita is back with us.

“He’s a player that will make a huge difference to the dressing room and it’s been great to have him training with us this morning, with his leadership skills clear to see.

“Dave Fifita, on his day, has an unplayable talent and he’s certainly excited to be with us to help us survive. He has the ability to stress a defence and create some tempo for us to play off, which is something we have been missing for most parts of this year.

“It was clear to see how much Dave also meant to the fans in the final home game of last year, and I know that Dave will be buzzing to play in front of the Red, White & Blue Army once again.”

However, there is a wrinkle in matters.

Wakefield have used up all seven of their quota spots on Jorge Taufua, Mason Lino, Jai Whitbread, Kevin Proctor, Renouf Atoni, Samisoni Langi and Kelepi Tanginoa.

This means one of the seven will have to leave the club to accommodate Fifita’s return.

Who that player is remains unclear