A TRIP to Catalans Dragons is one of, if not the toughest test Super League can offer at the moment.

Warrington Wolves head to Perpignan on Saturday having won on their last visit just over a year ago, but since then the Stade Gilbert Brutus has been a near impregnable fortress.

Indeed, the Dragons have won 13 of the 14 Super League home games they have played since The Wire won 24-8 there last April, including all five during this season.

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Warrington produced an excellent defensive performance to beat Catalans in their last trip to Perpignan. Picture by Catalans Dragons/SWPix.com

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The only team to leave Perpignan with a league victory during that time was Huddersfield Giants, who beat a much-changed Dragons side 30-18 last September.

So if it was not clear already, Warrington Wolves are probably going to need their best display of the season to come home victorious again.

They will certainly need to show a better version of themselves than they did when the Dragons visited The Halliwell Jones Stadium in March, when they took home a 24-18 victory – their first in an away fixture against Warrington for more than a decade – despite the absence of several star players.

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Joe Philbin in action during Wire's loss to Catalans earlier this season. Picture by Mike Boden

However, can they look back to the last season earmarked as one of transition for inspiration?

Back in March 2018, The Wire crossed the Channel having lost four of their opening six games under new head coach Steve Price.

They left with a 28-0 victory – their most impressive of the campaign to that point – and it started a run of eight consecutive Super League victories.

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Harvey Livett slides over during Wire's 28-0 win in Perpignan in March 2018. Picture by Mike Boden

Granted, we are much further on in the season now and Catalans are a much tougher prospect than they were back then, but it demonstrates the kind of galvanising effect a win in Perpignan can have on a season.

Daryl Powell and his players will be hoping victory on Saturday can have a season-turning impact, but the first job is getting the win itself when everything appears to be stacked against them.