Wakefield Trinity favourite David Fifita gives deadline for decision on his future

David Fifita has become one of Wakefield Trinity and Super League’s biggest characters since moving to the northern hemisphere.

The former Cronulla Sharks forward joined Wakefield Trinity ahead of the 2016 season after wanting to be more than a bit-part player in the NRL.

From debuting in 2016 to 2021, Fifita has made 121 appearances in the red, white and blue of Trinity and, despite not being able to get back home for over two years, the rampaging forward still has hope of staying in West Yorkshire.

“I’ve been speaking to my wife and I told my manager ‘give me three weeks and it’s coming up to the final week now,” Fifita told BBC Radio Leeds.

“But she’s (his wife) happy to stick around and go again and if my legs are still working and everyone from the outside in are telling me I’m still good then I will keep pushing.

“I feel like I’m in good shape and playing some good footy and having some fun again. I’m loving every minute and if it is my last year then I’m loving it.”

The ‘Big Bopper’ as he is so affectionately known will make the final decision on 2023 in the next month.

“The decision will probably be in the next month, if it’s at Wakey that I’m staying or moving elsewhere or retiring then I will bring it out in the next month.

“I thought the game would be too fast for me a few years ago but I’m still going.”

Fifita is of course part of the Wakefield side that has enjoyed a resurgence in recent weeks, beating Hull FC and Warrington Wolves at Belle Vue in back to back Super League fixtures.

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