SAINTS travel to the Jungle on Thursday to face runaway Super League leaders Castleford in the opening game of the Super 8s.

This will be the fourth time the teams will have met this year - with Tigers winning two of the outings including a big Challenge Cup win.

Saints prop Alex Walmsley said it is important to learn lessons from the previous encounters.

He said: “Cas play a brand of rugby that is good on the eye and it is working for them.

“It is something we have got to nullify and have done it already. We can’t go and watch them play rugby because if we do we will get a spanking, that is what we did in the Challenge Cup.

“There are two points up for grabs and we need them more than they do."

Saints: Jonny Lomax, Tommy Makinson, Ryan Morgan, Mark Percival, Theo Fages, Matty Smith, Alex Walmsley, James Roby, Kyle Amor, Jon Wilkin, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Luke Thompson, Tommy Lee, Dominique Peyroux, Morgan Knowles, Danny Richardson, Regan Grace, Matty Lees, Zeb Taia.

Castleford: Zak Hardaker, Greg Minikin, Michael Shenton, Luke Gale, Andy Lynch, Paul McShane, Grant Millington, Oliver Holmes, Mike McMeeken, Adam Milner, Nathan Massey, Jesse Sene-Lefao, Ben Roberts, Matt Cook, Larne Patrick, Joel Monaghan, Tom Holmes, Jy Hitchcox, Alex Foster.