Francis Meli not out for revenge at Catalan

St HelensFrancis Meli insists his side are not travelling to Catalan with revenge on their mind.

Catalan defeated St Helens earlier this season at Langtree Park in sensational fashion, with a last gasp Daryl Millard try that was scored after the final hooter sounded.

St Helens by that point had thrown away victory, with Scott Dureau’s conversion from the touchline sealing Saints’ defeat on the day.

Meli said: “We have set on our mind on getting the job done and getting the two points. We got beat in last second and have learnt from that. We know what we did wrong and we know we shouldn’t have let them back into the game.

“But it’s a long time since that happened and we’ve worked on what we needed to do. It will be warm playing over there and we have to go mentally prepared to expect those conditions. They have built their success on how well they are playing at home and it is a fortress. It makes it a big task for us.

St Helens are fourth in Super League, six points behind leaders Wigan, but could move up to third overtaking Catalan on points difference should they come away with a win in the south of France.

Meli said: “To travel over there and get a win would be fantastic, considering where we both are sitting in the table.

“We want to finish in the top two and to beat them would be a major thing. They are going well under Trent Robinson and have brought in experienced players too. They are going in the right direction.”

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