FOR the second week running Saints packman Dom Peyroux was thrown into the fray against Wakefield as a middle.

This is the latest transition for the Samoan and Cook Islands international, who joined Saints as a centre in 2016 before evolving into a second rower.

Having lost his right edge berth to the outstanding James Bentley, Peyroux has had to take his opportunities where they come.

And with James Graham self-isolating, Peyroux has got the nod to have a crack at the interchange middle prop/13 role.

Although there will be some adjustments, Peyroux's aggression, physicality and Hooper-esque willingness to put himself could be a useful option to add to the mix.

Coach Kristian Woolf explained: "With Zeb Taia and James Bentley going so well on the edge, there's a role there for Dom.

"It is great to have someone on the bench who can play some middle for you and go to the edge if needs be.

"It gives you a bit more cover and I like to have that position that gives you a bit of diversity.

"That is Dom at the moment.

"Next week James Graham comes back in and we will figure out where it fits and whose place he takes there."