Fans excited by “Grand Final rehearsal” in France – How social media reacted to Catalans’ win over Hull KR

Yesterday, Catalans claimed a 10th consecutive win at the expense of Hull KR. The Robins had a substantial halftime lead but, for the third week in a row, a second half rally from the Dragons saw them over turn their halftime deficit to claim a vital win. Well that was my view anyway, but how did social media see it?

It was a difficult experience for Hull KR fans who had no coverage of the game to stick their teeth into forcing them to wait for updates from the club’s Twitter. However, a Wi-Fi malfunction at the start of the second half plunged supporters into worry. Even Elliot Minchella didn’t know what was going on and was suitably stressed.

Plenty of supporters instead took to Catalans’ Twitter to find out what was going on. It’s safe to say Google Translate didn’t quite understand who Catalans were getting them mixed up with a movie.

Ultimately, whilst Hull KR’s Twitter collapsed, so did their stranglehold on the game. Catalans clawed back into the contest, as they did last week against Leeds, before snatching victory. However, everyone believed Hull KR should be given respect for their willingness to take on the Dragons at such short notice filling in after the postponement of their game against St Helens and the Dragons’ clash with Cas.

You might notice that in the Tweet above, the author is tipping a Catalans v Hull KR Grand Final. At this moment in time you have to say why not? Catalans seem like a safe bet with the top of the table firmly in their grasp whilst Hull KR seem like a side who can challenge anyone this year. Many suggested that they could have a real shot at Old Trafford despite the defeat.

Whilst others believed yesterday’s superb contest was simply the Grand Final in-waiting.

Could we see Catalans and Hull KR at Old Trafford then? The Dragons have shown all the makings of Champions in the last three weeks with consecutive comebacks whilst the Robins seem like they could beat anyone.

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