Digital Image Grant Trouville  © nrlphotos.com : Valentine Homles Celebrates after scoring his 2nd   : NRL Rugby League Round 26 - Wests Tigers v Cronulla sharks at Leichhardt Oval Sunday the 6th of September 2014.

As a reward for his outstanding efforts in 2014 Sharks young gun Valentine Holmes has been selected in the Junior Kangaroos train-on squad for the upcoming Junior Test (Under 20's) against New Zealand.

Holmes was a standout for the Sharks NYC team, then elevated into the NSW Cup squad before going on to play the last six games in the NRL.

The Townsville-product improved with every outing in the top grade and looked dangerous every time he touched the football in the loss to the Tigers, scoring two tries on the Sharks right wing.  

While he played wing in the NRL side Holmes is equally comfortable a fullback which is where he played the majority of his football with the Sharks SG Ball then under-20’s side.  

The Junior Kangaroos v Junior Kiwis match will be played on Saturday, October 18 at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, with more players to be added to the squad as teams are eliminated from the Holden Cup Finals series.

A final squad will be announced following the Holden Cup Grand Final on October 5.

The initial Junior Kangaroos Train-on squad is:

Josh Chudleigh  Cowboys
Patrick Kaufusi  Cowboys
Andy Saunders Panthers
Chris Smith         Panthers
Kieran Moseley Panthers
Isaah Yeo             Panthers
Waqa Blake        Panthers
Tevita Pangai     Raiders
Luke Bateman   Raiders
Patrick Mago      Raiders
Clint Gutherson                Sea Eagles
Valentine Holmes Sharks
Cameron Munster Storm