Bacon and eggs. Allan Langer and Kevin Walters. Brisbane Broncos and finals footy. For years that was a combination that would never falter.
The struggling Titans have reportedly offered Broncos young gun David Fifita the richest deal in NRL history to lure him from the also struggling Broncos, who have lost six straight games – and Fifita is torn on who to go with.
The Broncos tabled a deal worth $700,000 due to their lack of salary cap space due to the big dollars going to Darius Boyd, Jack Bird, Payne Haas and Anthony Milford, who are all on a lot of money.
But Fifita may not want to go.
Fifita and his management will part ways at the end of the season. It has also been reported that Fifita only wants to sign a one-year deal with the Broncos and when he and his management part ways, he will be his own man.
The Broncos star yesterday made up his mind and told coach Anthony Seibold that he will be leaving the club but only an hour or so later called Seibold again and said that he’s not leaving due to his mother’s advice.
His mother told the media that Fifita is torn and can’t decide which team he wants to go to but The Daily Telegraph’s Paul Kent told NRL 360 that clubs should put a time frame on it otherwise he may never choose until it’s too late.
If I was Fifita, I wouldn’t worry about the money side of things, only the coaching side of things. I would ask: will this coach get the best out of me week in and week out, and if he does, then the money side of things will come eventually.
He has knocked back the Warriors’ deal, which was worth $1 million-plus, but offers from the Bulldogs and South Sydney are still on the table, reportedly to try and lure the superstar to Sydney.
According to Fifita’s mum, David will make a call within the next 24 to 48 hours on what he wants to do and where he wants to go but if the Broncos do lose Fifita, then that has really meant that they have hit rock bottom.
Fifita has also made it very clear multiple times that he wants the money he earns to go to his mum to pay off a house and with the history-making deal the Titans have offered him, he could do that all in one big go with the reported $1.25 million he will earn at the end of next year if he accepts the deal.
If he stays with the Broncos though, he will be taking a price difference of $550,000 and if Fifita can’t make a choice of which club he wants to go to in the form of the Broncos or the Titans, then there are always the deals from Souths and the Bulldogs.