Super League match preview: Catalan Dragons v Salford City Reds
Catalan Dragons host Salford City Reds on Saturday hoping to make it two wins from two at the start of the new season.
Last Updated: 09/02/13 4:43pm
The French outfit made a very encouraging start to life under new coach Laurent Frayssinous last weekend as they got their campaign up and running with a 32-24 away victory over Hull KR.
The Dragons will be confident of maintaining their perfect record over a Salford side who were shut out by Wigan and have made only one change to their 19-man party for the match.
Kevin Larroyer comes in with half-back William Barthau the man to make way, while Scott Dureau and Lopini Paea are still unavailable as they continue to make their way back from injury.
Salford winger Danny Williams will sit out the trip to Perpignan in southern France after tearing his hamstring in last weekend's thumping 42-0 home defeat by Wigan.
The Reds will also be without the services of Martin Gleeson who has still not shaken off a calf injury, although he could be back in contention for the clash with Leeds next week.
Salford supremo Phil Veivers still finds his squad light on numbers and is awaiting international clearance for Liam Foran and Vic Mauro who have agreed to join from the Manly Sea Eagles.
Catalan (from): Webb, Blanch, Pryce, Taia, Bosc, Elima, Henderson, Casty, Menzies, Anderson, Mounis, Pelissier, Larroyer, Millard, Pala, Bousquet, Fakir, Baitieri, Duport
Salford (from): Murphy, Broughton, Gibson, R. Williams, Evalds, McGoldrick, Fages, Jewitt, Godwin, McPherson, Ashurst, Dixon, Wild, Nero, Gledhill, Boyle, James, Neal, Owen