BUOYED by their opening day victory Saints travel to Wakefield Trinity on Sunday (3pm) where they expect the opposition to be stung into a response.

Chris Chester’s Trinity side, who have been battling at the top end of the table for the past few seasons, suffered a surprise 42-24 loss at new boys London on Sunday.

And that will make Saints’ task more difficult according to coach Justin Holbrook.

He said: “London beating them has made it a tougher game that is for sure.

“Throw in that Belle Vue is always a tough place to play and this is their first home game, means we will have to be ready to go on Sunday - but that is fine with us.

“I have watched the tape from London - I won’t read too much into their loss because I know how much strike they have.”

Wakefield are blessed with one of the best back lines in the competition, with Ben Jones-Bishop and Tom Johnstone on the flanks and Bill Tupou and Reece Lyne in the centres providing some threat.

Holbrook said: “They have a big pack of forwards, some big, strong, outside backs and some smart halves in Danny Brough and Jacob Miller.

"They have got a good all round team and that is why they have been in fifth spot the last few years because they are a well balanced team.

“It is up to us to be aware of their response and play well ourselves.”