FRANCIS CUMMINS will expect few favours when the Giants visit Leeds in his testimonial clash this Sunday (3.00).
The highly-respected 27-year-old Dewsbury-born back may be about to be honoured for 10 years' loyal service to the Headingley club.
But he is far too experienced to realise the Giants will simply step aside and allow him to be the star of the show on his big day.
Cummins knows he will be treated like any other Leeds opponent who looks to stand in the way of Huddersfield and another morale-boosting pre-season Super League success.
"It's a big day for all those who play in this match," admitted Cummins, who has played a remarkable 180 consecutive games for the Rhinos.
"There will be a fair amount of attention focused on me and I'm grateful Huddersfield have agreed to play us in my benefit match.
"But this game will decide who plays in our opening Super League match of the season.
"And I know it'll be the same for the Giants.
"Rather than worrying about me, there will be 25 other players on the field who will be doing their utmost to be in the starting line-up for round one of Super League IX.
"That means the stakes at this stage of the season couldn't be any higher."
Sunday's match will bring the curtain down on a great testimonial year for the utility player.
A good crowd is anticipated for Leeds' main pre-season clash, and Cummins is expecting a very tough encounter.
"Huddersfield's victory over Castleford on Friday night was really impressive," he added.
"They showed in the two games against us last season that they will be very tough opponents, and I'm sure they would love to get one over their old coach, Tony Smith.
"That will add a bit of extra spice to the contest, and I expect it to bring the best out of them.
"They have some high-quality players in the squad, including a couple of my former Leeds teammates.
"I already know, for instance, that I'll need to spend my time trying to avoid Daz Fleary!
"And it'll be good to see Marcus St Hilaire again.
"We've been good mates since we toured France with Kirklees Under 14s, and we've got great mutual respect for each other.
"But everyone has respect at Leeds for Huddersfield Giants, particularly with the strides they have made in the last few years.
"I know I can't guarantee a win for Leeds on Sunday, but I can guarantee a great game."