A SCOTTISH reunion at Totally Wicked Stadium tonight will add a touch of further spice to Saints' clash with Huddersfield Giants for Luke Douglas.
The Saints prop, along with fellow 2017 signing Adam Walker, shared dressing rooms, training fields, hotel stopovers, kilt-wearing and an unexpected draw against New Zealand with Huddersfield's Danny Brough and Dale Ferguson for Scotland during the 2016 Four Nations.
Now Douglas, looking to grow into his best form in his first season of Super League, will go up against his national teammates for the first time.
Stopping Ferguson and a pack that includes overseas giants Ukuma Ta'ai and Sebastine Ikahihifo will be first job on the list for Douglas.
"They're a big side with a few guys with a lovely offload, and they play off the back of that," he said.
"They're pretty hard to handle some of those big guys, and then they've got Danny Brough working off the back of that.
"We'll definitely have our work cut out."
Brough was missing when Huddersfield crashed at Castleford Tigers last week but he returns tonight to give Saints reason to be wary.
"He's a tough little character, with great vision and experience," said Douglas.
"If you've got the big forwards getting a roll on, he'll then be hard to handle.
"We'll be trying to stop the forwards and limiting his time down in our half."