BRING IT ON: FIFITA READY FOR ROOSTERS RIBBING
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.”