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Why Fifita fled after pledging allegiance to Tonga
When Andrew Fifita chose to play for Tonga over Australia in 2017, he encountered a firestorm like he’d never experienced before. But his brave actions started a movement, writes BRENDAN BRADFORD.
Andrew Fifita broke new ground when he shocked the rugby league world by declaring his allegiance to Tonga instead of Australia for the 2017 World Cup.
His decision came at a cost, with the Sharks prop having to move out of home and leave Sydney as the furore over his decision died down.
At the time, Fifita and Jason Taumalolo were the highest-profile players to choose to play for Pacific Island nations rather than…