Written by Christopher Tearse
Sunday, 2nd August, 4:15 pm, Round 4, Emerald Headingley Stadium, St Helens take on Catalans Dragons Superleague Match Preview
Exciting times are back as the Super League restarts with this intense clash, St Helens have the history and record for being champions in recent times but they now face a new team on the rise this year the Dragons who recruited really well in the offseason, what a perfect match fixture to recommence the Superleague, before the break St Helens were on the decline as they lost their last two to the Giants and the Tigers, the Dragons were on the rise beating Castleford, Hull FC and Salford making it three in a row, can they make it four in a row and kick-off the restart with a huge statement?
1. Lachlan Coote 2. Tom Makinson 3. Kevin Naiqama 4. Mark Percival 5. Regan Grace 6. Jonny Lomax 7. Theo Fages 8. Alex Walmsley 9. James Roby 11. Zeb Taia 12. Dominique Peyroux 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
Reserves: 14. Morgan Knowles 15. Matty Lees 16. Kyle Amor 19. Aaron Smith 20. James Bentley 22. Jack Welsby 23. Joe Batchelor 27. Lewis Dodd 32. James Graham
Coach: Kristian Woolf
1. Israel Folau 2. Tom Davies 3. Samisoni Langi 4. Benjamin Garcia 5. Fouad Yaha 6. James Maloney 7. Josh Drinkwater 8. Julian Bousquet 9. Micky Mcilorum 10. Sam Moa 11. Matt Whitley 12. Joel Tomkins 13. Remi Casty
Reserves: 14. Benjamin Jullien 15. Alrix Da Costa 16. Lucas Albert 17. Arthur Romano 18. Antoni Maria 19. Jason Baitieri 20. Arthur Mourgue 21. Sam Kasiano
Coach: Steve McNamara
The last time these two teams met St Helens at home embarrassed the Dragons 50-14. Previously, in earlier years and most recent form, St Helens at home have been too strong for the Dragons holding a 70% win rate at home against them.
Catalans Dragons for the win.