David Fifita situation at Wakefield now resolved, Chris Chester confirms

Andrew's twin brother David currently plays for Wakefield

Wakefield prop David Fifita could return against Wigan on Friday next week following clear-the-air talks with the club’s hierarchy.

The 31-year-old was stood down last month for refusing to wear a GPS tracking device for coronavirus protocols.

The issue has now been resolved and Fifita is back in training but will not be available for Thursday’s re-arranged Super League match against Huddersfield. He is expected to return against Wigan a week on Friday.

Wakefield coach Chris Chester said: “It has been resolved. He’s back in training.

“I wasn’t privy to the conversations that the CEO and chairman had with Dave and his agent but I’ve been told there’s been a real buy-in from Dave moving forward and it’s water under the bridge now.”

Asked if it means he will wear a GPS tracker in future, Chester replied: “That means he has to wear a GPS tracker, yes.

“We need a buy-in from everybody and everybody includes David Fifita.

“But from what I’ve seen these last three days he’s working hard away from the group – training with the guys who have been away for Covid reasons – and I’m looking forward to seeing Dave get back out there sooner rather than later.”

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