Harlequins Rugby League 0 St Helens 54
Julien Rinaldi insists Harlequins Rugby League's season is not finished, despite suffering a third successive defeat on Saturday.
Quins travel to France on Saturday to face Catalans Dragons, who have won their last six games.
However, Frenchman Rinaldi insists despite Dragons's hot form and Quins' 54-0 home mauling by St Helens, defeat against his former side is no foregone conclusion.
He said: "If we play the way I know we can, we are capable of beating any team. We just need to show up on the day.
"Going back to my old club, it would be really good to get a win there. In the two games against Catalans this season we should have won.
"We lost them because of stupid errors in the last few minutes, so it's been really frustrating.
"This year they're stepping up another level and they're a really hard team to play. They have players that can make the difference.
"They'll be a tough team to beat, but we have a good team too." Despite the way in which Quins' young guns have stepped up to the plate their season, Rinaldi reckons a lack of experience was to blame for their biggest defeat of the season.
He added: "We have the young boys coming through, and they're just really pumped to play.
"But missing experienced guys like Danny Orr, David Howell and Karl Temata was a big loss for us, particularly against a team like St Helens.
"It's really frustrating because we had a plan for the game but didn't control anything, and when teams like St Helens get a roll on its hard to stop them."
Harlequins were handed the toughest possible start to next season's EDF Energy Cup campaign when they drew holders Neath-Swansea Ospreys away.
Also in Quins' pool for the competition are Worcester Warriors and London Irish.
Quins have now confirmed their pre-season friendly with Irish, which will take place at the Twickenham Stoop on Saturday, August 23 (3pm).
Two other confirmed dates are Connacht away the previous Saturday (6.30pm), and Italian side Overmach at the Stoop the following Saturday (3pm).
The week after that, the Guinness Premiership season kicks off,with Quins again in the London Double Header at Twickenham, but this year facing Sar acens rather than Irish.