David Fifita will be leaving Wakefield Trinity at the end of this season after seven fun-filled years at Belle Vue.
It truly is the end of an era at the club with Fifita, Tinirau Arona, Bill Tupou, Jacob Miller, Tom Johnstone and James Batchelor all leaving the West Yorkshire club for pastures new ahead of the 2023 season.
But, there were rumblings in recent years that Fifita was subject to a number of big potential deals from Super League rivals – something which his agent, Craig Harrison of Show Me The Money UK, confirmed on an episode of The Full Eighty Minutes podcast.
“Dave has been such a part of Wakefield,” Harrison said on the show.
“People talk about loyalty and good on Wakefield, Michael Carter (Trinity CEO) and Dave for their loyalty.
“Dave had some massive offers to go inbetween these last two or three yers and he stayed loyal which needs to be talked about.”
It does indeed need to be talked about because loyalty such as this seems to be fading away from most sports with players on the move after a short number of years for other challenges.
Meanwhile, David’s twin Andrew was mooted with a potential move to Wakefield both last year and this season as David himself revealed after his last home game.
Andrew, however, has spoken about his desire for another year at his ‘home’ at Wests Tigers.
Andrew spoke to The Sydney Morning Herald about a potential return to the club where he made 39 appearances for during his first two seasons in the NRL.
“I see ‘Sheensy’ (Tim Sheens) is back so it might be a reunion,” Andrew said.
“It would be nice. I wouldn’t throw it out the window. They haven’t made the semis since I’ve left, which is a cheeky little shot from me.
“If I go one more year, I’m not there to win you a comp, I’m there to help grow the club, the team, grow the young ones and help them get there. I’m the guy who comes off the bench and flies into people for ten, 20 or 30 minutes, and do a job. It’s all about giving back.”
Where the two players will end up in 2023 remains to be seen, but the desire to play together is truly amazing in this day and age.