September 11, 2023

Thank You, David Fifita.

As announced by the Big Bopper himself last week, after accumulating over 150 Trinity appearances, his professional career will end following the conclusion of the 2023 season.

Fifita answered the SOS call from Head Coach Mark Applegarth and made a dramatic return to Wakefield Trinity, featuring in our Magic Weekend clash against Leigh Leopards. It wouldn’t take long for the Fifita influence to become apparent, as one-week later Trinity would be victorious over Leeds Rhinos at Belle Vue, picking up our first points of the season. Off of the pitch he continued his hard work with Crigglestone All Blacks, turning up to their training sessions and helping however he could. He returned to Trinity as a hero and will leave as a legend.

“I personally can’t thank Dave enough for coming over how he did and helping continue our fight for survival in this league.” said Mark Applegarth.

“It shows the mark of his character and him as a person.”

“We wish him and his family all the best with their new addition and I’m sure everybody understands that family comes first.”

Everybody at Wakefield Trinity wishes David an incredibly happy retirement.