Holbrook wary of Cuthbertson and Leeds threat

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook is wary of the threat posed by Leeds forward Adam Cuthbertson ahead of a special night at Headingley.

The famous south stand will enjoy its final swansong, before a multi-million pound redevelopment begins with its demolition at the end of August, and is due to be finished by late spring 2019.

Holbrook’s side go in to the match on the back of a narrow 8-6 home defeat to Hull, which knocked them out of the top four, while Leeds will be licking their wounds having been hammered at Wakefield.

He said: “It’ll be a big occasion for them, but probably more importantly they’ll be thinking about their loss to Wakefield and bouncing back.

“It’s a great atmosphere at Headingley and they are a very difficult team to play against, so it’s a big combination.

“There’s a few challenges for us but we had a really big challenge the other week at Castleford and got the job done so this is another one of those for us.”

Holbrook reserved praise for Cuthbertson, currently top of the Super League offloads chart with 107, almost 40 more than anyone else in the competition.

He added: “He’s great at offloading, he’s head and shoulders above the second person in the competition on offloads.

“It’s a strength in his game and we’re definitely going to be aware of it.

“We’ve just got to continue how we’re playing, we’ll need to play really well to beat them because they are a dangerous side so we’re looking forward to it.”

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