David Fifita sends farewell message to Wakefield ahead of last home game

David Fifita Wakefield Trinity

Fan favourite David Fifita has all but confirmed he will be leaving Wakefield at the end of the season when his contract expires.

The 33-year-old has tweeted asking Wakefield fans to come along to the Big Bopper’s farewell at Belle Vue this Thursday, when Trinity take on Hull KR in their final home game of the regular campaign.

“This is the end of an era,” Fifita tweeted. “What a ride it has been! Looking forward to what lies ahead… Sincerely yours, Big Bopper. #LastDance”

Fifita has made 139 appearances for Wakefield since arriving from the NRL in 2016. He will depart Belle Vue when his contract expires at the end of the season following seven seasons with the West Yorkshire club.

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David Fifita background

Fifita was born in New South Wales in Australia and is of Tongan and Indigenous Australian heritage.

The powerhouse prop is the twin brother of Cronulla Sharks forward Andrew Fifita and cousin of Gold Coast Titans forward David Fifita. He is the younger brother of Latu Fifita, who played for Workington.

He came through the ranks at Wests Tigers and played for Tonga alongside his brother Andrew in 2010.

At the end of 2012, he joined Lezignan in the French Elite 1 Championship.

Fifita returned to Australia to sign for NRL side Cronulla Sharks in 2013, where his brother Andrew also played. He played 19 first team games for the Sharks over three seasons.

Fifita won three caps for Tonga on the international scene, with his last appearance coming in 2016. He also represented the Indigenous All Stars in 2015.

Fifita then came over to Super League in 2016 with Wakefield, going on to play seven seasons with Trinity. He also won representative honours with the Combined Nations All Stars in 2022.

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