Huddersfield have signed French half-back Theo Fages from Super League champions St Helens on a three-year deal.
The 27-year-old has made more than 200 career appearances for Salford and St Helens. He is a two-time Super League Grand Final winner and a Challenge Cup winner.
Fages has won 15 caps for his native France and captained his country at the 2017 World Cup.
Huddersfield coach Ian Watson said: “Theo is a hugely significant signing for us at the Giants.
“He is a player with a huge desire to win and be the best, a never say die attitude who demands the team to compete hard on every play by leading with his actions.
“Theo has helped take a Saints team to the very top with his desire and ability to control the game through his organisation and kicking abilities.
“Theo along with the other players in the squad can now build a team which pushes us to a new level”
Fages said: “I’m really excited to get going. I just want to bring this team back to where it was, fighting for trophies, and the challenge is really exciting for me.
“It’s a new life for me, we will be moving here and I’m really looking forward to it. Ian Watson and everybody else wants to do really well for this team. We want to win trophies and I’ll just be giving 100% for this team.
Theo Fages bids farewell to St Helens
“I want to thank everyone at St Helens for the past six years including all the staff my team-mates and the fans, I have made so many friends for life.
“The past six years have been the best of my career. I was gutted to pick up my injury midway through this season but to play my part in winning three Super League titles in a row plus the challenge cup has just been a dream.
“Everything comes to an end and I leave the club with so many amazing memories from this great club and town, but I am looking forward to a new challenge at the Huddersfield Giants next year.”
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