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Catalans Dragons

  • Escare,
    Goals: Bosc,
6 - 26

St Helens

  • Wellens (2), Meli, Makinson (2),
    Goals: Turner (2), O'Brien,
  • First Utility Super League
  • 3rd Aug 2013
  • KO 17:00
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Super League preview: Catalans Dragons v St Helens

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St Helens coach Nathan Brown is looking to make progress and leapfrog the Dragons on Saturday

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Remi Casty is unavailable as he was one of three Dragons charged following their clash with Salford City Reds

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Saint Helens travel to Perpignan on Saturday evening to face the Catalan Dragons as the Super League season enters the home straight.

Just one point separates the sides as fifth-place Dragons host the Saints who sit two places below in the overall standings.

Dragons head coach Laurent Frayssinous enters the clash without Scott Dureau, Brent Webb, Olivier Elima, Louis Anderson and Jason Baitieri, who all continue their recovery from injury.

Suspensions to Julian Bousquet and captain Remi Casty, who was handed a one match ban after being found guilty of punching against Salford City Reds mean Frayssinous has been forced into a number of changes.

Frayssinous welcomes back Mickael Simon, Jamal Fakir and former Saints star Leon Pryce as his side look to assert pressure on the top three.

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New addition Benjamin Garcia, who joined the Dragons from Brisbane Broncos last month, also earns a first call-up to the 19-man squad and could make his Super League debut at the Stade Gilbert Brutus.

Meanwhile, Saints coach Nathan Brown has made just two changes to the squad which beat Wigan Warriors 22-16 last time out.

Prop Anthony Walker makes a welcome return to the match-day squad with Luke Thompson missing out.

Fellow forward Joe Greenwood also drops out as utility man Adam Swift joins the travelling party for Saturday's evening fixture.

Saints enter the clash with back-to-back wins and victory in France would see Brown's men leapfrog the Dragons as they continue their pursuit up the Super League standings.

Dragons: Pryce, Taia, Bosc, Henderson, Menzies, Mounis, Barthau, Maria, Pelissier, Larroyer, Millard, Simon, Fakir, Paea, Duport, Vaccari, Escare, Whitehead, Garcia.

Saints: Wellens, Turner, Meli, Hohaia, Lomax, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Puletua, Wilkin, Manu, Laffranchi, Clough, Jones, Makinson, Walmsley, Swift, Walker, Howarth, O'Brien, Richards.

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First Utility Super League Table

First Utility Super League Table - March 5 2015
Pos Team P Pts
1 Leeds Rhinos 4 8
2 St Helens 3 6
3 Catalans Dragons 3 4
4 Warrington Wolves 3 4
5 Wakefield Wildcats 3 4
6 Widnes Vikings 3 3
7 Wigan Warriors 3 3
8 Hull FC 4 2
9 Hull K R 3 2
10 Salford Red Devils 3 2
11 Castleford Tigers 3 0
12 Huddersfield Giants 3 0
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