Round 9 Opponents: Catalans Dragons

Founded: 2000

Ground: Stade Gilbert Brutus, Perpignan

Coach: Steve McNamara

Home colours: White jersey with red vee and gold trim, red shorts

Alternative colours:  Red jersey with gold sleeves and white trim.

Cup/Third colours: Navy blue jersey with royal and white trim

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Match Squads

Saints: 1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Kevin Naiqama, 4. Mark Percival, 5. Regan Grace, 7. Danny Richardson, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 10. Luke Thompson, 11. Zeb Taia, 12. Joseph Paulo, 15. Morgan Knowles, 16. Kyle Amor, 17. Dominique Peyroux, 19. Matty Lees, 20. Jack Ashworth, 21. Aaron Smith, 23. Lachlan Coote, 29. Jack Welsby.

Changes from the last round

In: Danny Richardson, Jack Welsby

Out: Theo Fages, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook


Catalans Dragons: 1. Tony Gigot, 4. Brayden Wiliame, 5. Lewis Tierney, 6. Samisoni Langi, 7. Matty Smith, 8. Rémi Casty, 10. Sam Moa, 13. Greg Bird, 14. Julian Bousquet, 16. Benjamin Jullien, 17. Matt Whitley, 18. Alrix Da Costa, 19. Mickael Goudemand, 22. Lucas Albert, 24. Jason Baitieri, 25. Arthur Romano, 27. Fouad Yaha, 28. Sam Kasiano, 29. Sam Tomkins.

Changes from the last round

In:  Benjamin Julien

Out: Kenny Edwards


Last time at the Gilbert Brutus – Aaron Smith Debut

Catalans 22

Tries: Mead, Casty, Thornley, Edwards Goals: Drinkwater (3)

St Helens 26

Tries: Percival, Fages, Lomax, Knowles Goals: Richardson (5)

Catalans Dragons: Gigot; Tierney, Mead, Wiliame, Thornley; Langi, Drinkwater; Simon, McIlorum, Moa, Bird, Edwards, Casty.

Interchanges: Bousquet, Baitieri, Da Costa, Goudemand.

St Helens: Lomax; Makinson, Costello, Percival, Grace; Fages, Richardson; Amor, Knowles, Thompson, Taia, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Wilkin.

Interchanges: Douglas, Lees, Ashworth, A. Smith.


Narrow Margins

  • Saints have won 7 of the last 10 meetings away at Catalans.
  • The current record at the Stade Gilbert Brutus from 2010 is: WWWLLLWWW
  • Of Saints 7 wins, 5 have been by less than 10 points (4 points in 2011, 5 in 2012, 4 in 2017, 9 in 2018, 4 in2018).
  • Since 2010, Saints have only scored more than 28 points on one occasion (a 42-12 win in 2010).
  • Mark Percival has scored 2 in his last 3 appearances in Perpignan
  • Adam Swift has twice grabbed 4 tries in a game against Catalans – once at home and once away.
  • This has boosted the left wing position into providing 7 tries in the last 6 away games against Catalans.


Super League – 10th February 2018 – Last season’s other trip to France

Catalans 12

Tries: Mead, Da Costa Goals: Albert (2)

St Helens 21

Tries: Lomax, Grace, Swift Goals: Richardson (4) Drop-goal: Richardson

Sent Off: Knowles

Catalans: Mead; Broughton, Thornley, Wiliame, Tierney; Bird, Albert; Casty, McIlorum, Simon, Jullien, Garcia, Baitieri.

Interchanges: Bousquet, Margalet, Maria, Da Costa.

St Helens: Barba; Grace, Makinson, Percival, Swift; Richardson, Lomax; Douglas, Roby, Thompson, Peyroux, Taia, Wilkin,.

Interchanges: Fages, Walmsley, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Knowles.

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