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Saturday, March 29, 2014

SYDNEY - Cronulla's Belmore-bound enforcer, Andrew Fifita, has revealed his desperation to "prove a point" and help revive the Sharks' NRL season.

Fifita makes his return from a two-match suspension for a shoulder charge against Newcastle tomorrow, and is adamant he can help the winless Sharks make the top four — and possibly win the premiership — before linking with Canterbury on a four-year deal worth more than $3.5 million.

Speaking for the first time since signing with the Bulldogs, the Test prop said the timing of his suspension 36 hours after telling teammates he was leaving Cronulla was gut-wrenching.

"It's killing me. It's been two long weeks, really long weeks," Fifita told AAP on Thursday.

"I thought I'd be back the next week after telling the boys and announcing where I'm going to be in 2015.

"All the boys have put it behind us, but I've been copping it left, right and centre (elsewhere).

"I'm just going to go out there on Sunday and do my job on the field.

"I've got a point to prove and I'm going to try to use that as motivation to get that go-forward for my players and earn the respect from the fans and the players around me."

With a young family, Fifita said he had no choice but to link with the Bulldogs on a deal that will make the 24-year-old one of the highest earners in rugby league.

"I've got to do what's best for my family. That's the best offer, so I had to take it," he said.

"It's just an offer I couldn't refuse."

For now, though, Fifita is committed to helping the Sharks end their infamous 47-year title drought.

"We're zero and three but it's only early in the season and I've seen teams come back from losing maybe their first six games," he said," he said.








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