State of Origin Captain
- Mar 7, 2008
When it's your job and you've competing suitors in a bidding war AND your role is basically unchanged most are likely to take the higher wage. In his case the wage hike was truly massive and he gets to live in the same place as he always has (if he chooses to) it's totally understandable. I'm sure I'd have done exactly the same thing.He did leave for money, otherwise it wouldn't have taken 3 or 4 separate attempts bidding against your own self to sign him.
He's got all the potential in the world though, amazing balance for his strength and size, great acceleration etc. Titans definitely look the better team than the Broncs this year on paper.
I kind of did myself on a much smaller scale although I did have to move house. I received a chance to double my previous years wage and eagerly took it with both hands. Like Fifita it turned out to be even more than double my previous p/a.
In Fifita's case he doubtless took the cash but the chance to train in a ultra modern environment, go for a surf or swim, watch magnificent half naked women and play under an exciting young coach who is hitting all the right notes made his decision so so much easier.
I wish him well except for when he plays the Broncos.