The rugby league world is reeling this morning, after a bombshell revelation from the golden beaches of the Gold Coast.

It’s been confirmed that NRL superstar David Fifita will be remaining on the Glitter Strip, in an effort to chase more wooden spoons.

This comes less than a week after it was reported that Fifita was leaving the GC to sign with the Sydney Roosters, on a multimillion dollar multi-year deal.

The deal was reportedly set to be around $850,000 a season, excluding third party agreements, sponsorship deals, property gifts and games of golf.

However, in one of the more sensational stories in a game often filled with scandal and gossip, the Roosters have apparently pulled out of the deal citing concerns about their salary cap moving forward.

Despite losing the significant salaries of Joseph Sua’ali’i, Luke Keary, and Joseph Manu, the club is apparently concerned that they might be flirting with the salary cap limit for the first time since its creation.

“We just feel like we might go over the salary cap, and that just wouldn’t be fair for the rest of the league,” explained a spokesperson for the club that is seemingly always able to sign the most high-profile high paying players, for some weird reason.

“I mean Dave would have been taking a pay cut to come here despite being the hottest prospect on the open market, but we just feel we might be at risk of not balancing our books correctly, so we thought we’d leave this one.”

The source who asked to remain anonymous for obvious reasons, also raised concerns on David Fifita about not being a Rooster’s junior.

“We pride our selves on bringing our juniors through, not just poaching young Kiwis and putting them up in exclusive Eastern Suburbs enclaves or throwing millions at talent from other clubs.”

“So we just want to invest in our younger guys, not representative superstars.”

The move now means that Fifita will stay on the Gold Coast, for the time being…

More to come.


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