HUGELY popular two-time Grand Final winner Zeb Taia has said his final farewells to St Helens.

Taia is now on his way back Down Under after finishing off on a high note at last Friday's Grand Final.

He was dropped off at Heathrow Airport this morning ahead of the long flight back having enjoyed a fruitful three-and-a-half seasons at Saints after joining from Gold Coast Titans.

Clear Executive Travel tweeted that they had dropped off the player and his family at the airport.

Taia responded via Twitter:

Plenty of supporters and players have sent their well wishes to the hugely popular player.

JoeCoy wrote: "Thanks for your efforts in the Saints shirt. Safe journey home and best wishes for the future."

Lawrence Loz Jones tweeted: "What a lovely man and family. Thank you for what you have done for all of us and the best of luck.

Ian Knowles tweeted: "Safe journey home to you & the family. When the world opens up again I hope you can make it over so us Saints fans can show you our appreciation & we can properly celebrate being B2B champions !!! Once a Saint, Always a Saint."

Adam Lang wrote: "Good luck for the future to you and your family. It was a pleasure seeing you in the red v."