Théo Fages

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Théo Fages
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Personal information
Full nameThéodore Pascal Fages
Born (1994-08-23) 23 August 1994 (age 26)
France
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight12 st 4 lb (78 kg)
Playing information
Position Scrum-half, Stand-off, Hooker
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2013–15 Salford Red Devils 66204088
2016– St Helens 1273401136
Total1935441224
Representative
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2013– France 1540016
As of 9 January 2021
Source: [1] [2]

Théodore Pascal Fages (born August 23, 1994) is a French professional rugby league footballer who plays as a scrum-half and stand-off for St Helens in the Betfred Super League and France at international level.

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He previously played for the Salford Red Devils in the Super League. [3] He played as a hooker earlier in his career.

Background

He is the son of former French international Pascal Fages who appeared for France in the 1995 Rugby League World Cup. Théo replicated his father's achievements in playing for France at a World Cup when he captained his nation at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

Club career

Fages joined Salford as a 16-year-old, progressing through the club's academy system. He made his Super League début for Salford in the first match of the 2013's Super League XVIII in a defeat by Wigan Warriors; the following week he played against Catalans Dragons and was knocked unconscious in the opening minutes of the match by Julian Bousquet, which resulted in a red card for the Catalan player. [4]

In 2015, Fages submitted a transfer request to leave Salford, with Salford owner Marwan Koukash demanding a world record transfer fee for the player. [5]

On Tuesday 22 September, it was announced that Fages would be released from the Salford club, following receipt of an undisclosed transfer fee. Two days later it was announced that he would join St. Helens from 2016.

On 3 June 2019 Fages signed a contract extension keeping him at St Helens until 2021 [6]

He played in the 2019 Challenge Cup Final defeat by the Warrington Wolves at Wembley Stadium. [7]

He played in the 2019 Super League Grand Final victory over the Salford Red Devils at Old Trafford. [8] [9] [10]

Theo scored his first drop goal for St Helens in the Golden point win against Hull Kingston Rovers on 11 September 2020 [11]

Fages played in St Helens 8-4 2020 Super League Grand Final victory over Wigan at the Kingston Communications Stadium in Hull. [12]

International career

Fages made his début for France in the victory over Papua New Guinea at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, and went on to make one further appearance in the tournament.

He played in the 2014 European Cup, scoring his first try for France in a victory over Wales.

He was named captain of the French team prior to the 2015 European Cup. [13] In the tournament he scored against Ireland (1 try).

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References

  1. loverugbyleague
  2. Theo Fages rugbyleagueproject.org
  3. http://www.superleague.co.uk/player/10883
  4. Rugby league: Dragons have edge over Crusaders "From kick-off it was 100-0 after Théo Fages forced his way over and Thibaut Cordoba converted."
  5. Theo Fages wants move but Salford owner will demand world-record fee
  6. Theo Fages: St Helens sign Salford Red Devils half-back
  7. "St Helens 4-18 Warrington RESULT: Challenge Cup Final as it happened from Wembley". Mirror. 24 August 2019. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  8. "St Helens give Justin Holbrook the perfect send-off with commanding Grand Final victory over Salford". Telegraph. 12 October 2019. Retrieved 25 October 2019.
  9. "St Helens 23-6 Salford Red Devils: Super League Grand Final – as it happened". The Guardian.
  10. "St Helens win 2019 Super League League Leaders' shield". Sky Sports.
  11. "Super League: St Helens 21-20 Hull Kingston Rovers - Theo Fages' drop-goal sent St Helens back to the top of Super League with a golden-point extra-time win against Hull Kingston Rovers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  12. "Super League Grand Final: Wigan 4-8 St Helens". www.bbc.co.uk.
  13. Theo Fages to skipper France in European Championship opener against Ireland