'I wasn't trying to get Wigan Warriors players banned,' says David Fifita

David Fifita insists he wasn't trying to get a Wigan player banned with his "cheap s**t" social media post.
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David Fifita

The Wakefield prop tweeted a clip of Warriors debutant Joe Shorrocks' tackle around his knees the day after their 30-20 win earlier this month.

He suggested it could be career-threatening but the RFL disciplinary disagreed, effectively giving Shorrocks a slap on the wrist but no suspension - and Adrian Lam responded by saying the comments were "ridiculous".

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Fifita has now qualified his stance, saying he wasn't attempting to get any Wigan players suspended but rather highlight the game-wide issue.

“I didn’t post the video to try and get Wigan players banned but I know myself and Pauli Pauli are big boys and I see them going in on him," he told the Sun on Sunday.

“Every week I’m just copping it and copping it. I’m trying to find a good way to hold my stance and I’d just watched two players go off the field because of them going straight in.

“I don’t want it happening on a weekly basis, I don’t want cheap crap like that to take us down. Surely there are other ways than dirty tactics like that."