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Holmes not giving up on goal

Friday April 27, 2018 Written by Published in League
Holmes struggled early in the NRL season at fullback. Holmes struggled early in the NRL season at fullback.

Valentine Holmes has not given up on his goal of being the fulltime Cronulla Sharks fullback, saying that he is not disappointed he has been moved to the wing.

He endured a tough start, and despite Sharks coach Shane Flanagan saying that he would remain at the back, he was soon shunted off to the flank in favour of off-season recruit Josh Dugan.

Teammates at the international level, Holmes said that was just part and parcel of being in the NRL.

“There’s no promises in NRL, or any sport, unless you’re Johnathan Thurston or someone like that,” he told AAP.

“Obviously I’d love to play fullback but I’m just grateful I’m playing.”

The 22 year old said that although his focus was the team and learning from the more experienced players, he was also eyeing the record books.

“I want to run hard and do what’s best for the team. And obviously try and keep winning more games and try and play finals footy. That’s my main goal,” he said.

“(But) the club try record is 19. I’ve equalled that so I want to try and get above it if I can.”

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