SAINTS are reading nothing into Super League’s opening results as they prepare for Saturday’s clash with Catalans Dragons in Perpignan.

While Justin Holbrook’s men can reflect on tearing up last season’s beaten Grand Finalists Castleford Tigers in Round One, Steve McNamara’s side are smarting from a similarly heavy loss at fellow 2017 strugglers Widnes Vikings.

The French outfit are renowned for being poor travellers and Saints fully accept they will be a different proposition at Stade Gilbert Brutus.

Saints back-rower Zeb Taia, a two-try scorer against Cas who spent three seasons with Les Catalans, was among the crowd at Halton Stadium on Sunday casting an eye over his next opponents while also reacquainting with old friends.

“I thought they had a tough first hit-out and they’ll be ready to go against us,” said the 33-year-old, who first pulled on the red vee last March following the swap deal which saw Joe Greenwood join Gold Coast Titans in the Australia’s NRL.

“Nobody wants to start off a season like they did. I’m sure those boys will be ready to go this weekend, especially in front of their home crowd.

“It’s going to be a tough game. I know from past experience it can be pretty hostile for away teams going there.

“The confidence is really high within the group, too, when they play their home games.

“We can only worry about ourselves and control what we can control and hopefully we come away with the victory.”

Saints, who are hoping centre Ryan Morgan passes a head test following his concussion against Cas, will be flying in and out of Perpignan on matchday.

“We did it that way last year,” said Taia.

“We ended up turning over Catalans right at the end of what was a good game.

“Doing the travel and playing in one day can be pretty tough but it’s about how you take it – it’s a mental thing.

“You can’t dwell on it and make excuses. It is what it is, get in there, get the job done and go home.”