McNamara: “We have got our feet firmly on the ground”

We are staying humble,” insisted Steve McNamara.

The Catalans Dragons Head Coach had the pleasure of seeing his side become the first team to defeat reigning Betfred Super League champions St Helens this season.

The result sees the Dragons move level on points with Saints in the table. But despite such good form, McNamara is remaining calm about their current situation.

He said, “People do not need to start getting carried away. We are only seven games in to a 27-game season.

“Although this is a great victory for us, there is such a long way to go and we will have to stay humble, keep working hard in terms of what we are doing.

“We have had a couple of good results over the last five days over St Helens today and Hull FC on Monday.

“We know there are lots of twists and turns to go. At the start of the season, people were saying we might be a team in a transitional year.

“People will now start saying that because we have beaten St Helens, we have a chance but, in reality, nobody knows exactly where we are at.

“We have got our feet firmly on the ground, we are happy with what we have done over the last five days and we will continue working hard going forward.”

There was big news just before the match as both Sam Tomkins and Samisoni Langi pulled out of the starting line-up moments prior to kick-off.

“We lost both Sam Tomkins and Samisoni Langi in the warm up,” McNamara added.

“Samisoni had a knee injury, Sam had a shoulder injury. Hopefully they are not too serious. I would expect for them to only be a small number of weeks.

“In Sam Tomkins case, he was very close to playing but I decided not to take the risk at the last minute.”

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