Fifita again reiterates openness to agree new contract with Wakefield Trinity

Wakefield forward David Fifita has once again reiterated he wants to remain with the club beyond the end of this season – and hopes Trinity can sort an extension that satisfies all parties with his management.

Fifita has been a revelation for Chris Chester’s side this season, and is now the outright leader in the Man of Steel rankings going into Easter following some incredible individual displays.

His contract expires with the club at the end of the current campaign – though he did tell League Express earlier this year he had an option to extend – but has now once again said his preference is to remain with Wakefield into 2020 and beyond.

“I’ve said to people that I’ll just leave it to my management,” he told TotalRL.

“My focus is producing good football and I feel like I’m in a pretty good position at the minute. People are talking about Man of Steel for me and things like that which shows I’m doing something right, and I’m just hoping Wakefield can do something in terms of a deal.

“I want to stay, I really do – I really want to stay in fact. The family are settled and family always comes first with me, and this time it’ll be them who make the final decision! I’ll push it onto my wife!”

Fifita also insisted that he has no desire to finish his career back home in Australia, saying he wants to remain a Super League player until he retires.

He said: “I don’t want to go home back to the NRL. I really enjoy the fans here and the life we have here. There’s nothing happening with the supporters and the crowds at home, and I even love the abuse from away fans, so Easter is going to be great with Castleford and Leeds coming up!”

Fifita added: “It’s been fantastic here. I’m loving it, we’ve got an incredible group of players and we really think we’re starting to put the marker down that this club isn’t a second-tier one anymore, it’s a top-tier one.”