BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 09: David Fifita of the Broncos scores a try during the NRL Elimination Final match between the Brisbane Broncos and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium on September 9, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Albert Perez/Getty Images)

The Eels are putting together an attractive offer for off-contract star Bronco David Fifita, according to a report by Fox Sports.

After recently locking up the likes of Matt Lodge, Tevita Pangai, Joe Ofahengaue and Pat Carrigan on new contracts, Brisbane could struggle to retain Fifita.

He is eligible to begin negotiations with rival clubs from November 1 and could be swayed buy a big-money offer.

Broncos board member Darren Lockyer admitted it would be tough to retain all of their players in response to reports that Fifta was being pursued.

โ€œAll of those forwards are priorities, but thatโ€™s the thing about the salary cap, you canโ€™t keep them all,โ€ he said.

โ€œDavid Fifita is a guy who has come up through our system and we want him to be there long term.

โ€œWe want to retain all of those forwards and whatever money we have left in the cap will probably go to the kids that are coming through that we see as long-termers.โ€


  1. Ha ha ha yeah good one Woody, donโ€™t you mean they better act fast before the steggels chickens sign him at a very cheap rate ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. The Eels can circle until they are dizzy, but they won’t get Fifita imo. He is far too valuable to the Broncos and they will find a way to keep him.

  3. Fifita and Lane could be a great young second row pairing. Fifita the smaller, hard running, second rower who is very tough and Lane who is tall and strong and has good ability to break the line. Could see a lot of tries scored out wide by these two

  4. My pet peeve.
    Firstly, as an Eels supporter I think he’d be a great addition to the squad, starting in 2020, but.
    1. What’s the point of the “can’t approach the contracted player rule” when it’s so easily “bent”?
    2. If we are looking to sign him we want him for 2020, and that would be yet another broken NRL contract, and effectively caused/assisted by an “early approach”.
    The NRL seriously needs to fix the current contract system.
    But back to Fafita, if we can get starting next year, then awesome.

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