Round 9 Opponents: Catalans Dragons
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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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
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.
- 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
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.