But coach Gilles Dumas knows his men need to show significant improvement from last week’s 34-16 defeat at Sheffield if they are to have any chance of overturning Featherstone Rovers.
Dumas said: “The damage was done in the first half. In the second half we came with the attitude of doing the right things.
“We had good defence and go forward, although it was not perfect.”
Powell said: “Travelling to the south of France over a weekend is very demanding and we have to prepare properly. We have to look after ourselves carefully.”
He added: “Ironically we tend to do well when we go down there. We’ve beaten them the last two times.”