“The club is going nowhere” – How social media reacted to yesterday’s rugby

Yesterday was arguably the greatest day in the history of the Magic Weekend. We were treated to three superb games two of which were undoubted Magic Weekend classics. Castleford saw off Salford to inch closer to the play-offs, Catalans came up with one of the greatest comebacks ever to secure the League Leaders’ Shield whilst Leeds and Hull served up a thriller which the Rhinos just about edged. That was my view anyway. But what was yours? How did social media react to yesterday’s rugby?

Let’s start with Castleford. There win sees them remain inside the top six with just two games to go. It wasn’t the best performance of their season but a few key players conjured up big moments to secure the win. In particular stand in stand-off Peter Mata’utia produced a massive performance.

He certainly got supporters of his future club excited.

That said, his brother Sione was not to be outdone. He was superb for St Helens despite their defeat.

Another Cas star who stole the show was Paul McShane. Well, at least until he went off injured.

For Salford fans, it was a disappointing loss but fans were optimistic after all they showed some good signs in the defeat.

In the second game, Catalans created history thanks to a sensational comeback against the reigning Champions and a superb drop goal from James Maloney. It wraps up the League Leaders’ Shield for the French side which many believe is a landmark moment for the sport.

Despite a nearly disastrous error during golden point, the Dragons number six stepped up as he always does with a huge moment to win the game.

Another ex-NRL star also starred but for the opposition. Lachlan Coote had a superb match.

In the final game, Leeds produced a gutsy performance to defy the odds and claim a vital one-point win. That said, not every Leeds fan was pleased.

Meanwhile, other fans were surprised that, without plenty of their key players and down to 16 men thanks Rob Lui’s injury, the Rhinos found a way to win.

The star man for the Rhinos was young Harry Newman. His performance prompted some Leeds fans to demand he be given a new deal.

Even the departing Konrad Hurrell wants to see him sign a new long term deal with the Rhinos.

It was certainly a dramatic and stressful game for both sides even despite the plenty of outstanding performances on show.

A lot of Hull fans weren’t pleased. They believed that their key players didn’t offer enough after the opening 50 minutes.

Others felt Hull were hard done by believing their try just before halftime should have stood.

Nonetheless, the vast majority of Hull supporters were simply disillusioned by the defeat.

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