SAINTS are likely to stick with the same 1, 6, 7, 9 for the time being until players return.

On Sunday they went with James Roby in the halves with Jack Welsby dropping to full back.

Coach Kristian Woolf said: "Will Hopoate is not a mile away and most likely going to be available the next couple of weeks although there is no definite time on it yet.

"Once he is available he will come back in and play full back and the likelihood is with what we have available at the minute we are going to be fairly similar."

In Tommy Makinson's absence Jon Bennison continues to impress on the wing.

"I have been really impressed with him and every time he plays he looks a little bit better and and a bit more comfortable.

"He has a really good ability to learn and he has shown that by how he has improved in every game that he has had and in training.

"Part of that is his desire to learn and get better. The other thing I like about him is the way he competes as hard as he possibly can with or without the ball.

"We are really happy with his development," Woolf said.