St Helens are the Super League Champions of the last four years.
They are the World Champions too.
But last night the newly promoted Leigh Leopards found a way to beat them and now it is two defeats in a row for the Champions and unsurprisingly social media exploded with reaction last night.
One fan joked that this was the downfall of St Helens after half a decade of dominance.
— Kieran Hull Fc⚫️⚪️⚫️⚪️ (@Kieran97800163) March 10, 2023
Another described it as “embarrassing” though it should be said that this is a very good Leigh side.
— Dave lee (@travs1234) March 10, 2023
One Saints fan called for the immediate return of Kristian Woolf.
That's grim that bad bring back Wolf
— Danny Ainscough (@DannyAinscough7) March 10, 2023
Whilst another Saints supporter took aim at his side’s discipline in the defeat.
— Billy Pearce (@Billypearce123) March 10, 2023
One supporter meanwhile claimed that the man behind the Saints’ defeat was referee Chris Kendall perhaps doing a disservice to the players themselves.
Chris bloody Kendall!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/lfD9Uqmj6k
— jon winter (@jonb4g) March 10, 2023
Rival fans joked asking who the Saints were going to blame this week.
Who you blaming this week ladies? pic.twitter.com/mUOJCvFGHa
— Benjamin (@BenDoug72322847) March 10, 2023
Others continued to suggest that the dynasty Saints have built is now officially over.
it's over pic.twitter.com/e5Q9hc2hr7
— Jamie (@oafc1998) March 10, 2023
Whilst those ripping into Saints and expecting “excuses” continued.
What’s your excuse this week?! 😂
— James Staff (@jamesstaff1988) March 10, 2023
Like others, this Saints fan was another one to focus on his side’s ill-discipline.
Our discipline is a joke
— Graham Lockhart (@glockhart2010) March 10, 2023
Leigh fans were delighted especially as Saints led 12-0.
What a win boys, even gave Saints a 12 point start 👏 👌
— Lee Reynolds (@LeeReynolds71) March 10, 2023
“What a win” was the response of one fan.
Bloody hell what a win
— Dave (@RealnowhereMan9) March 10, 2023
Rubbing salt in the wound, this Leigh fan pointed out that the Leopards were also missing some key players.
Beat em wi a weak team but we won 🙂🏉
— Leelu82 (@Leelu821) March 10, 2023