David Fifita reveals how brother Andrew nearly signed for Wakefield last year

David Fifita Wakefield Trinity

Prop forward David Fifita has revealed how close twin brother Andrew came to joining him at Wakefield Trinity.

Fifita, 32, made the switch to Super League during the 2016 season from Cronulla Sharks. The Tonga international made his NRL debut in 2014, having featured in West Tigers’ NYC team.

Twin brother Andrew is currently with the Sharks, having joined the club in 2012 from Wests Tigers.

To date, he has made 237 NRL appearances, scoring 39 tries.

He had previously been linked with a move to England, confirmed by David, but a horror injury prevented the move.

The forward suffered a shocking throat injury in 2021, which saw him struggle to breathe. He was soon rushed to hospital and placed in an induced coma, before doctors performed an operation to repair a fractured larynx.

Andrew made his miracle comeback for the Indigenous All Stars earlier this year, named at starting prop. He has gone on to make eight appearances for Cronulla so far this season.

Speaking on Show Me The Money Rugby League TV, David recalls how close he came to a reunion with his twin brother.

David Fifita reveals close reunion with twin brother

He said: “We had it at Wakefield last year where it was pretty much over the line and we had it. I was so excited by it and everything like that. 

“Then he pretty much had that awful injury and I thought he was finished. We went downhill from there me and him. I know how much it meant for us when we played together on the same field and how much we went to a new level because there was always a rivalry. 

“It was a bit like that. We started together at under-6s, so it will always be there. If there’s a chance next year to let us both play in the same team, it would be great.”

He continued: “I still speak to him. It’s still part of his dreams of getting us both playing for a year. I’m excited and I’ll be happy if he comes over [to Super League].”

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