In form St Helens face tough trip to France

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Catalan DragonsIt is third versus fourth in Super League tonight as the Catalan Dragons take on St Helens in France. The Perpignan based club (-4 Match Handicap) still harbour hopes of finishing top of the pile for the first time in their history as they sit four points behind leaders Wigan. When the pair met earlier in the campaign the Dragons stunned the home side, running out 34-32 winners having trailed 26-8 early in the second half.

However the Saints (+4 Match Handicap) are Super League's form team having won four straight outings, following a last-gasp 24-23 success at the Widnes Vikings  last time out. And with playmaker Jonny Lomax returns to interim coach Mike Rush's 19-man squad they will provide formidable opposition.

Rush, who will be without Ade Gardner, said "With it being fourth versus third, it's teed up nicely isn't it? It's a big game for both clubs. We can peg them back level on points and if they win, they can put some distance between them and us. It is a massive game for both clubs."

The Dragons have been forced into a late change after David Ferriol's appeal against a two-match ban was rejected. The prop was banned for a reckless tackle on Warrington’s Joel Monaghan,  but was named in Trent Robinson's initial 19-man squad. Cyrille Gossard has now been called into the squad to replace Ferriol.

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