Andrew Fifita: NRL Finals Week 1

Fifita heads home for the Cup

Cronulla Sharks Star and World Cup winning Kangaroo, Andrew Fifita will be at EW Moore Oval Griffith tomorrow (Thursday 19 March) to present the Andrew Fifita Cup to the winner of the Griffith All-Schools Rugby League match.

The former Griffith Waratah’s player will travel to his former home town where he spent his high school years to spend time at the carnival

“To have the Cup named after me was really amazing and a great honour,” Fifita said. “Having played footy in Griffith, it is always nice to head home and check out some of the local talent.

“I am told that tomorrow’s finals match between Marian and Wade High Schools should be pretty exciting.”

In a move to boost recognition of the competition, the trophies for the winning teams and best player in the Open Age school division will be named after influential Griffith Rugby League personalities.

The Andrew Fifita Cup will be awarded to the winner of the open competition and the best player will receive the Ray Brown Medal.

The under 16s will be playing for the Bonetti Family Shield and the best under 16 player will be striving for the Simon Bonetti Medal.

While in Griffith Fifita will also attend four local area schools, Griffith East and Beelbangera primary schools, as well as Griffith and Wade High Schools, where he will present the NRL Anti Bullying messages.

Currently suspended after receiving a two week ban for a shoulder charge gone wrong, Fifita flies down to Griffith on Thursday morning, before returning to the Shire on Friday ahead of the local derby game against the Dragons where he is sure to again lend support to his brother David who made his NRL debut in the game on Monday night.