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NRL star’s stunning backflip – Fifita reneges on Roosters contract to stay with Titans

In a stunning backflip, Gold Coast forward David Fifita has turned his back on Sydney Roosters and taken up his two-year option to stay at the Titans.

May 15, 2024, updated May 15, 2024
David Fifita of the Titans has been left out of the 17 for the opening State of Origin match on June 5.(AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

David Fifita of the Titans has been left out of the 17 for the opening State of Origin match on June 5.(AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

 

Just last week the 24-year-old informed the Roosters he would take up their four-year deal but has since changed his mind.

The Tricolours have withdrawn their offer and Fifita has activated a two-year option in his favour, which will keep him at the club until the end of 2026.

“I’m extremely grateful for the time and interest shown in me over the past two weeks, but upon further reflection, I have made the decision that I want to remain a Titan beyond 2024,” Fifita said in a statement.

“I’m excited about the direction the team is taking and being close to home, and my family has been central to helping me make this decision.”

The Roosters have put out a statement on the Fifita decision.

“Despite his management making the initial approach to the club and Fifita personally informing the Sydney Roosters’ chairman (Nick Politis) and head coach (Trent Robinson) of his intent to join the club last Thursday, Fifita has since expressed doubt about his decision,” the statement said.

“The club has elected to withdraw its offer with the view that it is in the Roosters’ best interests.”

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