SAINTS coach Justin Holbrook says he will be able to pick from a full-strength squad for next Saturday's Coral Challenge Cup final.

Saints were without seven members of their likely Wembley line-up for the Super League game at Leeds but still had too much pace and power for their hosts as they ran out 36-20 winners.

Fijian flyer Kevin Naiqama provided the highlight with a hat-trick of tries but Holbrook says the performance of some of his fringe players has made his team selection an onerous task.

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"It's really tough," he said. "They all deserve to play on the back of the last few weeks.

"We've given guys not just opportunities but made them play longer minutes than they normally would and they've all delivered.

"We've put ourselves in a great spot. Everybody is fresh, we'll have to see if we can play 20 players next week."

St Helens lost 32-12 to bottom club London Broncos when Holbrook rested nine of his senior players the week before the cup semi-finals but have gained three emphatic victories in the run-up to Wembley and the coach was delighted with their single-minded focus.

"I'm as pleased as I could be," he said. "It is a difficult period so credit to the playing group, who have delivered every week.

"It continued tonight against a dangerous Leeds side, I'm really proud of how we've gone about those games."

Leeds, who formed a guard of honour to welcome the league leaders onto the field, were hoping for a third successive win for the first time this season to banish any lingering danger of relegation.

They led 10-6 after 34 minutes but were pegged back level at the break and watched their visitors run riot in the second half before claiming some consolation with two late tries from threequarters Ash Handley and Harry Newman.

Saints are now 16 points clear and Rhinos coach Richard Agar admits the result demonstrated the gulf between the top and bottom of Super League.

"They are way and above the best team in the comp," Agar said. "At the moment they're playing at a different speed to everyone else.

"Some of their skills are great. Their back five are a real handful and a couple of big young kids in the middle ensure they don't miss a beat.

"For us, the biggest concern is the manner of our defence because I think we've shown over a number of weeks that we've got a bit more in us than that.

"I thought we caused them some problems in the first half but the second half was as disappointing a period as I've experienced with this team.

"It was poor and it lets us know where we're at.

"It's enlightened us. We thought it would be a bit of a test to see where we're at. For two good weeks we're good and then to have one bad week is not good enough.

"It shows consistency levels over a period of time haven't been where they need to be and that appears to be still the case."