SAINTS coach Kristian Woolf is familiar with plenty of the threats that visitors Hull KR will throw at them tonight (8.15pm).

Rovers almost pulled off a shock against Saints last year, until Theo Fages plundered the drop goal win in golden point.

And they almost gave Catalans a repeat dose at the weekend, after battling back from 28-4 down before succumbing after the bell.

Woolf expects the Robins to make a better start this week in the match at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

He said: “Rovers were good on the weekend. They did not start well at the weekend, but we are expecting them to turn that around this week.

“They have a quality of being able to play some footy and test you in different ways.

“It will be a great challenge this week and one we are looking forward to.”

Former Leeds wing Ryan Hall, back in Super League after a stint in the NRL, announced his return last week with a hat-trick.

But he is not the only one Woolf is familiar with from coaching against…and in some cases with.

“They have quite a few players in there that I am familiar with, from last year and from the NRL,” he said.

“Ryan Hall gives them some new strike on that left edge, they have Shaun Kenny-Dowall who is also a real strike player and Kane Linnett, who has moved into the back row.

“And then there is Albert Vete, who I coached in 2015 with Tonga and certainly know his capabilities.

“Korbin Sims is another player who has spent a long time playing for Fiji, Newcastle, Brisbane and St George – again I am familiar with him.

“They are a dangerous side with a lot of strike players and they showed that in patches at the weekend.”

Saints go into the game without Morgan Knowles, Mark Percival and Agnatius Paasi, but in midweek were hopeful that Lachlan Coote would play.