Tommy Makinson was pleased with Saints’ resilience in their win over Catalans.
They took home a 21-12 victory in Perpignan thanks to a huge defensive effort.
“It was a great performance by the boys,” he said. “Catalans is always a tough place to go. They have a strong record there so to get two points is always good.
“We worked hard on our defence in pre-season. They had some key players missing but there was still four or five times when we defended repeat sets on our line. Then, we went down the other end of the field and scored.
“Absorbing pressure is massive in rugby league and it is pleasing to see the things we have worked on come through in this game.”
He continued: “You can never train for being down to 12 men, it is more of a mental thing you have to prepare for. When you lose a man you just have to work that little bit harder and be more resilient.
“Mark Percival and Alex Walmsley both made important tackles and they saw us over the line.”
Next up for Tommy and the Saints is a trip to the John Smiths Stadium next Friday (Feb 23) to take on the Huddersfield Giants.
“They have some good talent, good individuals and they work hard as a team,” Tommy added. “We have a heavy week of training and then a lot of prep to get ready for the game.
“Hopefully, that will stand us in good stead and we can kick on.”
Saints travel to Huddersfield next Friday (February 23) before hosting Salford Red Devils on March 2.
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