Fi­fita’s noise sends Blues roomie pack­ing

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - SPORT -

NSW Ori­gin en­forcer An­drew Fi­fita is a bad snorer — that’s the real rea­son he has split from room­mate Nathan Peats and been given his own room at The Star casino.

It turns out Fi­fita’s snor­ing has been keep­ing Peats awake.

And Peats’ ob­ses­sion with clean­li­ness, tidi­ness and hav­ing a heated air­con­di­tioner on 24/7 was driv­ing the cham­pion Cronulla for­ward mad.

“They’re great mates but they can’t sleep to­gether,” NSW coach Lau­rie Daley said with a laugh.

Fi­fita even checked out of camp at the Brisbane Sof­i­tel on the night be­fore his man-of-the-match per­for­mance in Ori­gin I to stay with his mate, con­tro­ver­sial for­ward Matthew Lodge.

The pair was put into the same room again when the Blues went into camp last Mon­day. The next day, team man­age­ment stepped in and gave them a room each, a lux­ury usu­ally only af­forded to the cap­tain, in this case Boyd Cord­ner. “Se­ri­ously, they get on great,” Daley said. “They’ve been mates since play­ing to­gether in the Indige­nous All Stars game. You can see how tight they are on the field. They just can’t live or sleep to­gether.”

The Ti­tans hooker and Sharks en­forcer have been cop­ping heaps from their team­mates dur­ing the camp.

Daley also thinks it’s hi­lar­i­ous but wants to avoid any dis­rup­tions while the players are pre­par­ing for the game.

“I want all the boys to be in a re­ally good head space as we pre­pare for the game,” he said. “If that means we’ve got to put them in sep­a­rate rooms, well, so be it.”


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