Signed on a three-year deal in November 2013, Fihaki joined the Sharks from New Zealand provincial side North Harbour. Capped five times by Tonga, the strapping back-rower filled the void left by the departure of Andy Powell to Wigan Warriors. He made a strong impression in his first season at the AJ Bell, scoring three tries in 11 appearances. That came as no surprise after Steve Diamond said on signing Fihaki: “He is a very good ball carrier. We believe he will be a really good addition to our ranks and that he will add something extra to the squad."
"Thanks to you and your team - great day - good fun kids loved it" was just one of a number of messages received after the U12s Festival of Rugby, held at the AJ Bell Stadium on Saturday 21st February, just before our Aviva Premiership match against Saracens.