Younger Manly forwards Fifita and Alec Tuitavake have been each traded from the Sea Eagles to St George Illawarra for veteran ahead Aaron Woods this week, with coach Anthony Seibold trying so as to add extra expertise to his pack.
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Chatting with reporters on Tuesday, Suli shocked the media when he revealed Fifita didn’t wish to make the transfer, very similar to he did not, when the Sea Eagles let him go in 2021 as a consequence of points with consistency.
The transfer has benefited Suli’s profession and led him to turn into an everyday first-grader, nevertheless, he mentioned he was not eager on the the change of surroundings initially.
Suli and Fifita share the identical supervisor and attend the identical church in Sydney, and Suli says there are similarities in each conditions.
“From what my supervisor mentioned, he did not wish to come,” Suli mentioned.
“He cherished it over at Manly.
“I used to be in the identical scenario as nicely, I did not wish to come right here. However I’ve to do what’s greatest for me and my footy.
“I assume he is coming to do the identical factor. Hopefully he comes, has a crack, and hopefully he does nicely.”
Suli’s frank admission comes at a time the place coach Anthony Griffin faces important strain, with stories the membership has already began on the lookout for his substitute.
The acquisition of Fifita and Tuitavake is constructive information for the membership and provides the aspect two gamers for the long run whereas eliminating Woods, who has not performed NRL this 12 months.
Fifita joined the Dragons’ top-30 squad instantly after being touted as a potential NRL participant at Manly this 12 months, whereas Tuitavake is a improvement participant who might be upgraded to the top-30 subsequent 12 months.
“The chance to deliver each Viliami and Alec to the Dragons continues to construct our depth within the ahead pack over the approaching seasons,” Dragons common supervisor of soccer Ben Haran mentioned.
“We really feel each Viliami and Alec are at an age wherein their potential for development over the approaching years is critical and in their very own approach they every present some extent of distinction that enhances our present roster.”
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