AS Saints' players and coaches, along with those across Super League, start their coronavirus testing this week, James Graham is urging his new teammates to make sure they get to grips with the protocols set by the Government, Rugby Football League and club.

Screen4 is Super League's testing partner ahead of the resumption of the 2020 season and the UK-based company got busy at Saints on Wednesday in what will become a weekly session until the end of the season, or when medical advice changes.

New signing Graham, who arrived in St Helens from Australia this week, has already experienced a period of testing and adhering to protocols in the NRL with his most recent club St George Illawarra Dragons so is well placed to advise his new teammates.

“There’s been a couple of examples over in Australia of people not adhering to the protocols and a couple of lads have shot themselves in the foot a little bit filming themselves doing stuff that they shouldn’t have done," said Jammer, who is currently serving a period of self-isolation following his travel.

"There was a lad at Newcastle Knights who misinterpreted what the protocols are and what he could do, and he got hauled before the powers that be about it and he had to sit out a week.

“I guess the advice is know what you can do and can’t do, and stick to the rules.”

Super League engaged with a significant number of the most reputable testing companies before appointing Screen4.

Chief commercial officer Rhodri Jones said: “Getting the right partner has been a key focus for us as we gear up for the sport’s return on August 2 and we are really pleased to have struck a deal with Screen4.

Director of Screen4 David Grouse said: “We are working with each club to make sure they have Covid-19 PCR Virus tests carried out in line with clear health and safety guidelines and that the implementation of the programme is carried out with minimal impact on day-to-day activities.

“Our experience in this field enables us to provide Super League with a comprehensive programme management to help members of each team back to training and playing as soon as possible.”

Graham's also already experienced playing behind closed doors in the NRL, something the rest of the Saints players will get to taste for the first time when they face Catalans Dragons on Super League 2020's resumption day on Sunday, August 2.

“To be honest, you only really notice there's now crowd when you walk out and when there’s a try scored or conceded," he said.

“For the vast majority of the time you’re in the moment and not really noticing it.

“In those few times you normally hear a roar but you don’t. It’s probably a bit weird the first time, by the second time I guess it’s just the new normal.”