Townsville Bulletin

BRING IT ON: FIFITA READY FOR ROOSTERS RIBBING

- TRAVIS MEYN

GOLD Coast star David Fifita wants his starting spot back and is ready for returning Roosters hit-men Jared Waerea-hargreaves and Victor Radley to try to rattle his busted rib cage.

Fifita will receive a painkillin­g injection in a rib cartilage injury he has been nursing for a month to play in Saturday’s eliminatio­n final against the Roosters in Townsville.

The Gold Coast’s $1.1m recruit has already broken the Titans’ season tryscoring record (17) and shapes as a pivotal player in the club’s first finals appearance in five years. And he is set to have a target on his head, or rather his rib cage.

Fifita, 21, said he suffered the injury against the Cowboys in round 21 and deteriorat­ed when he backed up the following week against South Sydney.

He said he wasn’t afraid of Sydney’s enforcers targeting him in Townsville.

“It’s all good, I don’t mind, they can do whatever,” he said. “I just needle it up and it will be sweet.”

 ??  ?? Titans star forward David Fifita scores a try against the New Zealand Warriors last Sunday. Picture: Getty Images
Titans star forward David Fifita scores a try against the New Zealand Warriors last Sunday. Picture: Getty Images

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