Super League returned with a bang on Thursday as St Helens defeated the 2018 champions, Wigan Warriors, in an intense contest.
Justin Holbrook is confident his St Helens side are "ready to go" as they aim to improve on a painful semi-final exit last season.
Despite receiving offers to move to the NRL, winger Tommy Makinson will be staying at St Helens until the end of the 2022 season.
James Roby will remain with St Helens until the end of the 2021 season after signing a new contract.
England and St Helens wing Tommy Makinson claimed the Rugby League World Golden Boot Award.
St Helens will host neigbours Wigan Warriors in a heavyweight clash to kick off the 2019 Super League regular season.
Outgoing St Helens star Ben Barba was named the 2018 Man of Steel in the Super League.
Tom Lineham's brilliant second try secured a Super League final place for Warrington Wolves with victory over rivals St Helens.
Leeds Rhinos sealed their Super League status despite a 17-16 reverse against Toronto Wolfpack that leaves the Canadians close to promotion.
The Man of Steel award will be contested between Ben Barba, James Roby and John Bateman, it was announced on Thursday.