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Gavet's emotional farewell to the NRL

With James Gavet confirming his move to English Super League franchise Huddersfield, the 30-year-old has opened up on the mixed emotions surrounding his departure.

The rugby league journeyman has spent time at Canterbury, Wests Tigers, Brisbane, and the Warriors to go with his one season at the nib Newcastle Knights.

He said he was excited to be joining the English side, who finished 10th in the league last season.

"I spoke to guys that I've played with, like Suaia Matagi and Ukuma Ta'ai and they told me about the talent in the (Huddersfield) squad and how well the team should have done last year," Gavet said.

"They said that the position on the ladder didn't represent the potential the team had and I have always rated them and their honesty. They are people I know and trust. I hope I can strengthen them and help them fulfil their potential. From what I've heard, they are heading in the right direction.

"I hope I can be the piece that fits perfectly to complete the puzzle."

The Huddersfield side also includes the Knights' all-time highest try-scorer, Akuila Uate. 

While he's excited to move to his new Club, the Samoan international admitted he was sad to learn he had played his last game in the NRL after 10 years and 74 appearances.

Gavet posted on Instagram: "A bit of mixed emotions after realising that I’ve played my last game in the NRL system. Sadness, appreciation and excitement for the next chapter.

"It’s been 10 years since I first touched a rugby league ball and all of those years have been spent in the @nrl professional outfit.

"There’s been more ups than downs and I’ve cherished all the fans/players/staff I’ve had dealings with. Being able to play with senior stars and up and coming ones has been an absolute privilege.

"I’ve loved every minute of it and owe it all to Footy through the grace of God.

"Thank you to @nzwarriors @nrl_bulldogs @nrl_weststigers @brisbanebroncos and most recently @nrlknights for taking this young Sydney born, Auckland raised Samoan boy on an unforgettable adventure. Love to you all."