WIDNES Vikings coach Francis Cummins has given some tongue in cheek selection advice to his Saints counterpart Justin Holbrook ahead of Friday night's game.

Having seen Ben Barba's destructive powers twice already this year, on Easter Monday and at Magic, Cummins remarked on the knock the Super League's leading scorer had taken in the game against Wakefield.

Cummins, with a mischievous grin on his face, said: "Saints have a player like Ben Barba. If he is not 100 per cent fit maybe they should rest him and look after him!"