BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 28: David Fifita of the Broncos takes on the defence during the round 3 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the St George Illawarra Dragons at Suncorp Stadium at Suncorp Stadium on March 28, 2019 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Canterbury has emerged as contenders to land Broncos star David Fifita, with both parties set to meet for a potential move for the 2021 season.

While Brisbane remains front-runners to retain their star man, NRL.com reports the Bulldogs have asked the question and will look to attract Fifita down the coast when they hold a meeting with him in the next week.

Fifita scored seven tries from his 24 league games in 2019, enjoying his best season yet at Red Hill, with the 19-year-old contracted for his third senior year with the Broncos in 2020.

Fifita also earned a call-up to the Maroons’ State of Origin side and was named captain of the Junior Kangaroos in their victory over France in October.

It is also beloved that Fifita’s management will also be meeting with several other suitors who are keen on luring one of the league’s most valuable talents.

Before any move can be made, the league will need to hand down their Integrity Unit findings on an alleged incident involving Fifita and a security guard from a Bali nightclub four weeks ago.

A deal between the broncos, the guard and the police was being dealt while Fifita spent two nights in an Indonesian jail cell.

The Bulldogs have already flexed their muscles in the off-season so far, acquiring Dean Britt (South Sydney), Joe Stimson (Melbourne) and Sione Katoa (Penrith).

Canterbury has faced salary cap restrictions across their last two seasons but are now prepared to dive deep into their pockets for 2021 and beyond.

The Bulldogs will also have Josh Jackson, Kieran Foran, Raymond Faitala-Mariner, Aiden Tolman and Marcelo Montoya off contract at the conclusion of next season.

6 COMMENTS

  1. I would love the Dragons to go after this guy, but alas he doesn’t have the ‘over the hill journeyman’ attributes that Saints cherish……..
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  2. He no chance of leaving Broncos, really don’t know why they say this crap. He wants to be Broncos captain one day he will take less cash for a few more years then be their captain for a decade.

  3. Ha ha Phoenix, Saints chase a real talent under 35, I have more chance of winning powerball and going on a date with Jennifer Lawrence.

  4. Fifita stated ages ago, that he’d love to stay at Brisbane.
    As long as they have the corporate backing, why would an offer from the Bulldogs make any difference? Added to all of the other offers.

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