Sam Burgess finally quit rugby union to make his return to the 13-man code, and Twitter was quick to react to the news.
After intense speculation surrounding his future, it was announced on Thursday that Burgess had in fact decided to leave Bath, a year after departing from NRL side South Sydney Rabbitohs.
It resulted in thousands taking to the social media site to express their feelings, with most Rugby League lovers delighted.
— Mark Chapman (@markchapman) November 5, 2015
Sam Burgess has left Bath. Rugby League rejoices.
— James Smailes (@James_Smailes) November 5, 2015
The rugby union community also shared their thoughts on the news, with Harlequins player Matthew Hooper tweeting “Do what makes you happy”.
Sad news about Sam Burgess going back to RL made a scapegoat for no reason . X
— Mark Collins (@BarneyRugbyMark) November 5, 2015
Meanwhile, others reacted to the news with anger.
Disappointed with @SamBurgess8 news – quitting after 1/3 of your contract isn’t giving RU a fair go. Plenty of time to develop at 6
— Jim Condie (@jimcondie) November 5, 2015
Wakefield Chairman Michael Carter couldn’t resist making a very cheeky offer to the former Bradford Bulls star.
Whilst a Leeds Rhinos fan with exceptional photo editing skills posted this.
— LRF – #WallOfWhite (@RhinosFaithful) October 26, 2015