I never really had a problem with Fifita taking the larger than life offer on offer at the Bulldogs. Sure I was disappointed that a player who had seemingly made his name at the Sharks leaving the club, however if a rival workplace offered me an extra $50,000+ a year, I’d be out of there so quickly your head would spin.
As with most Cronulla Hawks fans (lol) I was extremely happy to hear Mr Fifita had signed a four year extension at the club.
There can be absolutely no doubt that his form has suffered, and has ultimately cost him his Kangaroo’s jersey, as a result of contract negotiations. Show me one young man, with a family I may ad, who wouldn’t have his future in the back of his mind if in Fifita’s shoes.
A fair few Sharks (not Hawks) fans aired their grievances with Fifita on social media, with messages ranging from playful barbs to downright abuse. I am yet to see any comments rescinded but I don’t think there are too many Sharks fans unhappy with the news.
Fifita had a less than brilliant game on Saturday afternoon, however it was not through lack of efforts. In fact it looks like he has been trying a little too hard. His time in camp with City should give him a great chance to re focus on his football now that his future is decided.
Go You Hawks
All these years I thought I supported the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, but turns out I was a Hawks fan all along. John Grant referred to the Sharks as the Cronulla Hawks, and also the Manly Sea Eagles as the Sea Gulls. It’ll be interesting to see if Benji Barba signs for the Hawks in the coming days … all jokes aside, a little embarrassing for Mr Grant. Btw, yeah, yeah, I know the Cronulla Hawks have won the same amount as the Cronulla Sharks.
Aussies By Plenty
With the naming of both the Kangaroo and Kiwi squads, one constant seems to be in everyone’s comments, that the Aussies will win by plenty. They showed their class in the World Cup final, and face a New Zealand side minus SBW and Kieran Foran, arguably their two best. JWH misses out for the NZ’ers and is replaced by Adam Blair. Even without Hayne, the Roos look unbackable favourites.
Canberra Battered At Brookie
Plenty of better sides than the current Raiders crop have been battered at Brookvale Oval, however fans from the nation’s capital will be more than a little concerned by what they saw. The Raiders were awful in the first half and not a whole lot better in the second, when the Eagles had well and truly clocked off.