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“That Saints team is getting gutted, won’t make the top four next season” – How social media reacted to Theo Fages’ move to Huddersfield

St Helens 46-28 Catalans Dragons

Super League’s worst kept secret was finally revealed yesterday when Huddersfield announced the signing of two-time Grand Final winner Theo Fages. The Frenchman burst onto the scene at Salford before being lured to St Helens where he’s developed into one of the league’s top halves and was key to the Grand Final successes in 2019 and 2020 before injury saw him left out in 2021. Thus, his move to West Yorkshire can be seen as a major coup for the Giants as they look to push for play-off rugby next year.

That’s how I viewed it anyway. But what did the rugby league world have to say about it?

How did social media react to the news?

Plenty of St Helens fans were devastated to see the departure of one of their key players over the last few years. His move, coupled with the departure of Lachlan Coote, perhaps marks the end of an era at the Totally Wicked Stadium and Saints supporters were sorry to see the Frenchman move on.

Others struggled to find a reason behind his departure.

One supporter from outside St Helens made a snide comment perhaps echoing Bernard Guasch’s recent anger at the officials in St Helens’ Grand Final win over Catalans.

Most were simply impressed by the signing.

Meanwhile, others feared for St Helens. The Champions have lost a number of key players going into 2022.

That said, they still have some incredible players at their disposal including a young scrum-half ready to inherit Fages’ number seven shirt.

As for Huddersfield, some questioned whether the Giants could capitalise on his arrival. After all, despite the hype going into 2021, they finished in the bottom four.

Nonetheless, Giants supporters were ecstatic with the move and believed his combination with Tui Lolohea and youngster Will Pryce could fire Huddersfield to huge success in 2022.

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  1. John

    October 14, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    lolahia plays well once every 3 games price will go to aus fage will be playing behind a poor pack

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