Catalans v St Helens: Predicted line-ups and late injury news

Champions St Helens take on the high-flying Catalans Dragons today. The Saints are thus far unbeaten in the league as they defend their title. Meanwhile, the Dragons have only lost one of their opening six games and sit third in the league. Always formidable at home, they’ll be tough to beat.

On the back of a brilliant win at Hull FC on Monday, Catalans welcome back Gil Dudson from suspension. Dudson will no doubt provide further power to the Dragons pack. However, they’ll still be without high profile forwards Paul Seguier and Matt Whitley through injury. There’ll be no place for Jason Baitieri either as he misses out on the 21 man squad.

As for Saints, I fancy them to go unchanged for this one although the likes of Lewis Dodd and Josh Simm other options for rotation. Morgan Knowles will remain at 13 after his return last week whilst Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook will persist at prop as he enjoys an underrated season.

Catalans
29 Sam Tomkins
2 Tom Davies
4 Dean Whare
3 Samisoni Langi
5 Fouad Yaha
6 James Maloney
7 Josh Drinkwater
8 Gil Dudson
9 Michael McIlorum
10 Julian Bousquet
22 Joel Tomkins
12 Mike McMeeken
13 Benjamin Garcia
Substitutes
1 Arthur Mourgue
15 Benjamin Jullien
17 Mickael Goudemand
28 Sam Kasiano

St Helens
1 Lachlan Coote
3 Kevin Naiqama
4 Mark Percival
18 Jack Welsby
5 Regan Grace
6 Jonny Lomax
7 Theo Fages
8 Alex Walmsley
9 James Roby
15 Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
11 Joel Thompson
14 Sione Mata’utia
13 Morgan Knowles
Substitutes
16 Kyle Amor
17 Agnatius Paasi
19 Aaron Smith
20 Joe Batchelor

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