SAINTS play their only friendly game of the off-season on Sunday when they take on relegated London Broncos in aid of Louis McCarthy-Scarsbrook’s testimonial.

The game will be treated as a serious hit-out as Kristian Woolf puts the finishing touches to his preparations ahead of the Super League opener against Salford on 31 January.

Woolf, who will be taking charge of his first game since joining Saints has been happy with the way the squad has responded in training.

He said: “We have had a good pre-season and the blokes have worked hard and there is a really good discipline about the group.

“They have done that for the whole pre-season and in Tenerife we challenged them both on the field and off it.

“We got a lot out of the week and have come back feeling really good about what we have done.

“We get the opportunity to show that this week in the trial and make sure we are right for round one.”

This Sunday the focus is on beneficiary McCarthy-Scarsbrook, who has shaken off a wrist injury and is right to play against his former club.

Woolf spoke highly of the popular Londoner’s application to training in the off-season.

“We gave out some awards before Christmas to who we thought had been the best trainers and that went to Louie.

“He has a terrific ability as an older player to still really enjoy what he is doing, but that enjoyment does not interfere with how he trains,” he said.