SAINTS have been rocked by news that centre Mark Percival is set to miss the next three months after picking up a knee injury.
Head coach Keiron Cunningham told the club’s web site: “It’s a body blow to us but he’ll be back.
“Now it’s a case of finding a balance. We are light on the outside backs at the moment but we will pick the strongest and most balanced side we can, starting on Friday against the Sydney Roosters.
“We didn’t do ourselves justice in the competition last year and we are determined to show we are better than that.”