It has been well-documented that young Sharks forward Fine Kula is battling brain cancer, a disease diagnosed only a matter of weeks ago.
A situation which hit Fine and his family extremely hard, the shocking illness has also had an affect on the Sharks playing group, with many of the younger players in the NRL squad having come through the junior ranks with the popular front rower.
In response the Sharks have begun a fund-raising initiative, the ‘’Fight for Fine”, with the players taking to the field at the NRL Nines in jerseys featuring those very words on the back of their playing strip.
Now those match worn Sharks NRL Nines jerseys, personally signed by the players who took part, are up for auction, with all proceeds going to the Fight For Fine appeal.
The number 10, worn by Ronaldo Mulitalo, a childhood friend of Fine from their early years growing up in New Zealand, is one jersey with extra significance, however all jerseys up for auction represent a unique piece of sporting memorabilia.
Skipper Wade Graham was in number one, Shaun Johnson wore the unfamiliar number nine, signifying his birth date of the ninth, of the ninth – and he was playing at the Nines.
All proceeds go to assist a young man and his family who are doing it tough and are currently very much in need of our help.
The auction is now live, having begun today, February 17, running through until 5.00pm on Friday, February 28.
One-hundred percent of the proceeds will go towards Kula and his family to help with his treatments and associated costs.
Also, anyone wanting to donate to the Fight for Fine, can do so through a specially arranged go fund me page. CLICK HERE to make a donation