Theo Fages reveals the best Super League coach he has worked under after spells at Salford, St Helens and Huddersfield Giants

Theo Fages has arguably become one of Super League’s most impressive halfbacks.

With an eye for a gap, a superb kicking game and an ability to pass both left and right, Fages is arguably Huddersfield Giants’ most important signing of the past decade.

The diminutive Frenchman has worked under the likes of Justin Holbrook and Kristian Woolf, but he believes that current boss Ian Watson is the best that he has played under his whole career.

“For me he is one of the best of the three,” Fages said.

“He is just a good coach and good with the boys and the way he is with us he makes you want to play for him.

“What he’s achieving is a testament to himself, I am sorry for him that we haven’t won the Challenge Cup but we are working hard for him and we want to win for him.”

Recently, Watson put to bed any rumour of a move to the NRL, signing a new long-term deal at the John Smith’s Stadium.

And, for Fages and the rest of his teammates, they were overjoyed with the news that he would be staying put.

“I’m buzzing that he has signed on, I didn’t want him to leave and all the boys were the same and hopefully he can build on what we are trying to do.”

For Watson himself, the decision to pen a new deal allows him to build on what he is already creating at Huddersfield.

“It allows us to build the club the right way. It enables us to develop the club, I’ve spent a lot of time in the academy and scholarship and I can do more of that.

“It enables us to develop those younger players in a longer-term plan

“Richard (Thewlis – Huddersfield’s Managing Director) had mentioned something a while ago (about NRL interest) but I was quite happy this year and how we have been progressing.”

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