TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 09: David Fifita of the Broncos looks on during the round 22 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Brisbane Broncos at 1300SMILES Stadium on August 9, 2018 in Townsville, Australia. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Broncos forward David Fifta has downplayed his rising status, stating he isn’t worth a $1 million price tag.

The 19-year old comes off contract at the end of 2020 and can begin negotiating with rival clubs from November 1.

But the teenage sensational has put a lid on the hype and isn’t yet thinking about his future.

“I’m not a $1 million player. I have one more year with the Broncs and we’ll see what happens after that,” Fifita told nine.com.au.

“I’ve listened to (the talk) but it goes in one ear and out the other. I don’t buy into it.

“Whatever my mum wants, I’ll do it. She’s the one who has always been there, seen everything and the tough road, everything.

“She’ll make the call, and she’ll make the right one. She does everything for me. Whatever she says goes.

“They (the Broncos) know what they’re doing. That’s their job. I’ll worry about mine on the field.”

Broncos skipper Darius Boyd said re-signing Fifita should be a key priority for the club.

“Yeah, definitely. He’s only still 19 years of age which is pretty crazy to think about,” Boyd told Macquarie Sports Radio.

“Some of the things he’s already achieved in such a young career, (and) he’s only going to get better.

“I think the club’s No.1 thing is to lock-up Dave long-term, for sure.”

Fellow Broncos teammate Payne Haas was equally keen to see Fifita remain in Brisbane beyond next season.

“We all want him to stay but it is his decision,” Haas said. “I’m really close mates with him.

“We had a chat and I’ve already told him, whatever decision he makes, I’ll be happy for him and support him.

“Hopefully we keep him. If we don’t, I know everyone will be pretty gutted but he has to do what is best for him and his family.

“He has a pretty good head on him for a guy his age He knows what he is doing and he’ll keep a level head.”

26 COMMENTS

  1. Souths have offered Fifita 1 million but he has admitted he gets boss around by woman an is an air head by claiming the talk goes in one ear and out the other. So with those attributes, Fifita qualifies for what Souths are looking for.

    However once he takes a tour of what Souths have got to offer him. He will be back on a jet plane to Brisbane quicker than George Burgess packed his locker at the Souths dump and jumped on the very next jet back to pommy land.

  2. Good to see some honesty from the young guy. The hype around so many young players and unrealistic expectations from ridiculous pay-packets ruins many a career and opens them up to hate. He’s a gun player but that money is for seasoned players that’s been doing it for years.

  3. Panther18 what is misogynistic about the story describing that his mamma is in control of a young man declaring he will do anything that she orders? I think you are wrong calling Mark that insulting name.

  4. Adamhoward, think about it. It is a misogynous comment. If you don’t understand that, that’s on you.

  5. No, it’s most definitely on you Panthers18. It is you who needs to read a little more carefully. What Mark.mywords said was only a reiteration of what Fifita said. Additionally, what Fifita said wasn’t mysogynistic. It was an acknowledgement of the role of his mother in his life.

  6. .. And I know you’re going to say “I wasn’t saying what Fifita said was mysogynistic”, so I’ll spell it out for you. What mark.mywords said was what Fifita said, ergo, if mark.mywords made a mysogynistic comment, Fifita did too. He did not, though.

  7. How many gmail accounts has WoodC0ck started by now. Banned every few weeks and getting more frequent. I reckon he’s posting from a asylum all the classic symptoms of psychosis, instability, delusion possibly multiple personality disorder. Or he’s just a plain old fwit.

  8. What do you mean you’re not getting into it?

    Just admit you were mistaken. People make mistakes. Learn to acknowledge and grow. Don’t acknowledge and stay a fool. Your choice

  9. Panthers18 is spot on. To read Fifita’s quoted words & then sum those up as ‘bossed around’ – a phrase always used negatively (or, as Mark put it in Pigeon English: “boss around by woman”) – is reducing how the man feels about his mother’s influence as nothing more than some sort of bullying. Hardly the case. Not even close.

    That’s misogyny. If you don’t understand that, you don’t understand what the term means.

  10. Mark.mywords
    October 23, 2019 at 5:12
    “However once he takes a tour of what Souths have got to offer him.”

    Don’t worry Mark.wombat l heard Latrell will be happy to show him around.

  11. In isolation I don’t actually think the comment from mark was misogynistic. It was more of an attack on Fifita then on women. Was it worded poorly? Yes it was, but it wasn’t misogynistic.

    That said, how about mark (and your infinite aliases) have a go at actually commenting on rugby league and the story, instead of using every opportunity to tr0ll Souths supporters.

    This site used to be a good source of news stories with a bit of fun between the contributors (especially us Eels and our Manly counterparts), but it has now descended into nothing more that a handful of posters (some of whom are quite obviously the same person) , continually sniping at each other. It is actually quite boring and I can’t believe these people have nothing better to do with their time.

  12. Despite all the high profile players at the club & upgrades for winning two premierships. The Cluckers are trying to buy Fifita. As per the news reports today.
    They’ll obviously be offering him something like $300,000-$400,000 in the cap. The rest made up with Education packages, T.P.D.’s, junior mentoring payments, jobs through the club or associated companies for him & his family, advertising payments. Plus all the other ways they use to get around the salary cap. I guess he’s a bit inexperienced to be offering him a future coaching role that’s paid for later? Who knows though.

  13. Hahahahaha. Why don’t you mention the rabbits are also trying to buy him as well. EOD? Or is it ŚTD? What happened to having one sign in name ŚTD? Quote something from SMH, about the roosters. Hahahahahhahahaa

  14. If David Fifita wants any career in the NRL he would be better off playing for a club that can take him to a premiership and stay loyal to there players such as the Titans

  15. WoodN’tDo..
    I don’t read you’re gibberish. So you’re wasting your time.
    As from the New Fifita story, I’m spot on.
    I don’t know why you bother to comment? The Cluckers pay a lot of the players there exactly as I outlined. Just as the S.M.H said.
    Are you disappointed somehow ,that they’re not getting the players cheaper than any other club ? They just pay them creatively. They aren’t brilliant negotiators, as you try to say. Not illegally paying them, although they should have limits on the alternative payment methods.
    As we’ve always said on here. There’s no way they can afford that team under the actual salary cap.

  16. Ahhhhhhhh, ŚTD, neither do I! Hahahahahhahaha, from rabbits to panther supporter. How sad! Hahahahahaha

  17. EastOfDivide with every player signed except Tetevano until at least the end of next season that means for unintelligent people like yourself, that no upgrades occur until next contracts are signed.
    Meaning one more time for the dummies, Mitchell and Manu will get upgraded only if they extend their contract beyond 2020 when this current contract expires then that is when the upgrade begins in 2021 season.
    With Morris, Hall and Aubo retiring that is 1 mil there to up grade Mitchell and Manu along with Taukeiaho. As friend and JWH are nearing the end of their careers the wages they are on will be similar or slightly less. Thats how it all pans out panther lass.

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