St Helens overwhelm Catalans Dragons as Israel Folau refuses to take kneeAaron Bower at Emerald Headingley Stadiumon August 2, 2020 at 5:35 pm The Guardian

  • St Helens 34-6 Catalans Dragons
  • Lachlan Coote scores twice as champions resume with swagger

The world is a very different place from the last time a Super League game was played – but some things in rugby league, it seems, have not changed at all over the past 20 weeks. This was somewhat of a saunter back into the domestic season for the reigning Super League champions and, while St Helens were as eye-catching as ever, how they were given a helping hand here.

Catalans have been the competition’s Jekyll and Hyde side for years. So often dominant in the south of France, they mirror that with the kind of inconsistent form in England that would give any coach nightmares. This, unfortunately for them, was a reminder of how offbeat they can be on this side of the Channel, as they restarted the 2020 campaign with a whimper.

Continue reading…St Helens 34-6 Catalans DragonsLachlan Coote scores twice as champions resume with swaggerThe world is a very different place from the last time a Super League game was played – but some things in rugby league, it seems, have not changed at all over the past 20 weeks. This was somewhat of a saunter back into the domestic season for the reigning Super League champions and, while St Helens were as eye-catching as ever, how they were given a helping hand here.Catalans have been the competition’s Jekyll and Hyde side for years. So often dominant in the south of France, they mirror that with the kind of inconsistent form in England that would give any coach nightmares. This, unfortunately for them, was a reminder of how offbeat they can be on this side of the Channel, as they restarted the 2020 campaign with a whimper. Continue reading…The Guardian


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