SAINTS will face a massive test against a star-studded Catalans Dragons side when Super League restarts at Headingley on Sunday.

The Dragons, who have only lost once this year, boast a strong playing roster - even without the suspended Sam Tomkins.

And plenty of attention will be fixed on experienced and crafty Australian half back James Maloney.

A former test player, with 14 appearances for New South Wales under his belt and an NRL winner's ring with Sydney Roosters, Maloney is the kingpin of the team.

Although now 34, the former New Zealand Warriors, Roosters, Cronulla Sharks and Penrith Panthers six or seven, still oozes quality - and that gives Saints plenty to think about.

Saints coach Kristian Woolf said: "James Maloney is a real threat. He is a class player, who has played in big games and won Grand Finals and State of Origin.

"He will be a constant threat and is one of those who is at you all of the time so you can’t let off him at any stage,

"And Maloney is not their only class player. Although Sam Tomkins is suspended and unavailable for this game – they have Israel Folau and Sam Kasiano and a bundle of quality players that we have to be right on top of.

"Catalans are class side with class players and they were in good form before the lockdown. We are expecting a dangerous side and we are going to have to start really well."

The Saints game kicks off at 4.15pm.