Valentine Holmes: Ben Barba is good signing for North Queensland Cowboys

Cronulla star Valentine Holmes thinks North Queensland have made a good signing in Ben Barba.

Reports from Down Under have suggested that St Helens star Ben Barba has signed a deal with North Queensland Cowboys for 2019.

However, neither Saints or Cowboys have confirmed the transfer yet, but Australia international Holmes thinks Barba will prove his worth for the NRL side next season.

He told NRL.com: “I think (Lachlan) Coote is off or something so obviously they (Cowboys) have got to look after themselves for next year.

“He is a good signing for them, he has been playing pretty good over in England and he wanted to come back. He is up from that way as well, so it is a win, win for the Cowboys.”