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‘Mystery’ All-Star David Fifita wants Wakefield to stay – and join forces with brother Andrew

DAVID Fifita found himself an international man of mystery for 24 Hours – even against Wakefield.

Now the unknown, will he stay there? If he does, the prospect of a front row Fifita and Fifita is likely as his brother and Tonga star Andrew could join him.

David Fifita wants to stay at Wakefield beyond this season

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David Fifita wants to stay at Wakefield beyond this seasonPhoto credit: SWPIX.COM

The Trinity Ace was revealed as the 20th of the Combined Nations All Starsth Squad member a day after the other 19 were named by boss Ellery Hanley.

The truth is he knew it anyway and is ready to help England prepare for the World Cup by beating them alongside club-mate Kelepi Tanginoa.

Fifita was close to last year’s 26-24 win in the original All Stars party. Now he’s learning what playing can do for a common cause.

He revealed: “If I’m honest I was told on Sunday I was in it, but then on Monday I got a call from Wakefield saying, ‘You’re not in the squad.’ I was a mysterious man.

“I was just told I would be coming to camp on Tuesday. How they wanted to announce it was up to them.

“I was disappointed last year when I had to be withdrawn to play for Wakefield. I’ve been looking forward to it and I’ve always said it’s something I’d like to play in.

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“I heard from Kelepi how it was and I was kind of jealous! He told me all about it and what the excitement was like. It’s similar when you go to a Tonga camp. Everyone is here for a reason, to win.

“And the All-Stars winner shows that the concept is valid, especially for England. To have a good game against a quality team going to the World Cup is great for the game.

“The fact that it’s a weekend in its own right also gives it the bill it deserves.”

Prop Fifita may be an All Star this week, but talks are afoot as to whether he could play for Wakefield next year.

Fifita was the mysterious 20th player in the Combined Nations All Stars this week

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Fifita was the mysterious 20th player in the Combined Nations All Stars this weekPhoto credit: SWPIX.COM

If a new deal is agreed it could bring another benefit in the form of former Australian Test star Andrew.

The 32-year-old added: “For next season there is an option for both sides – me and the club. We’re in talks right now and my brother is dying to go somewhere.

“My legs feel like I can go on. When I play good rugby I keep going until my legs are done and I’m happy to go again.

“Fifita and Fifita in the front row? I’ll come off the bench and let him do the hard yards. He can do the first 60 minutes, I’ll come for the back 20.”

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