Castleford Tigers announced the signing of Hull FC’s Mahe Fonua earlier this morning, with Tigers fans mainly happy with the recruit. But, just how did social media react in general?
One Melbourne Storm supporter wanted Fonua to return back to Australia.
lucky club, wish he had come home to Melbourne
— Renee Burge (@qlotti) October 13, 2021
One Castleford fan was happy to say the least.
Incredible recruitment for next year. 👏
— Darren Mattison (@tubbamattison) October 13, 2021
Another Tigers supporter noted the increase in size of the squad.
There's one thing Radders can't say the board hasn't backed him. We're going to have some size about us next year that's for sure https://t.co/LabECE8lXa
— Gareth Pearce (@Garethvicar) October 13, 2021
Another Castleford fan may well have been exaggerating about the potential for 2022, but it was a class tweet all the same.
8 quality new signings to add to some already class players. Cas are 12/1 to win the grand final next season. Get a mortgage, get a second mortgage and lump on them. We're doing the treble. https://t.co/JCYbVrzqx4
— Callum Land (@CallumLand) October 13, 2021
A Salford supporter was eager to see how it would all work at Castleford.
I’m soooo intrigued to see how Cas get on next year! They seem to have a pretty much brand new team with a brand new coaching staff – in my experience at Salford wholesale changes end one way but keeping their spine it might just work 🤷🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️ https://t.co/J2ErDK6KoN
— Rachel Todd (@21luckyforsome) October 13, 2021
A Twitter page noted the number of reunions at the Jungle.
✅ Lee Radford
✅ Andy Last
✅ Liam Watts
✅ Bureta Faraimo
✅ Mahe Fonua
— The Tryline (@TrylineUK) October 13, 2021
A Hull FC fan wished Fonua all the best.
Can’t wish anything but the best for him after his first stint at Hull but I doubt very much he’s that player anymore. Priory’s takings are going to take a hit I know that much!
— David Hunter (@uberdrunck) October 13, 2021
Another fan highlighted the backing Lee Radford has been given.
Cas-hull-ford tigers are gonna win the challenge cup 2022 bring it on 💪🏻
The club have well and truly backed Radders for next year, well done @CTRLFC
— Mr H (@MrH9988776655) October 13, 2021
One Hull supporter was gutted about the departure.
Gutted we have lost a good player there.I think radders will have a good team come the start of next season and do well.Good luck at Cas Mahe.But not when you play the ⬛️⬜️😂😂
— Mahe’sMullet (@MaheSmullet) October 13, 2021
Another FC supporter believed Fonua shouldn’t have returned for a second stint.
Good luck Mahe. Dream Team member 16 n 17..brilliant.."You should never go back"adage rings true tho ..this time around just never ignited..Unforgettable memories first time round ..Cheers🖤🤍 #hullfc
— Boulevard (@Bouleva58637694) October 13, 2021
Another Black and Whites supporter made a tongue-in-cheek comment about Fonua’s defence.
You've no idea how pleased all Hull fans are with this signing. Put another 2 centres down his side to help his defence.
— RLD (@RLDToo) October 13, 2021