Sharks winger Valentine Holmes will make his first NRL appearance against the Knights in Newcastle on Sunday, and he says he expects a tough match.

"The past two years I've played in the 20s up there it's always been a tough game," said Holmes.

"They come out pretty tough. They'll give it a good game against us, we've just got to get our heads straight and stick to our systems and I'm sure we'll get it done."

Having chopped and changed between wing and fullback in 2015, Holmes said that he enjoys his role in the side and has learned a lot under the tutelage of Michael Gordon.

Watch the full interview with Valentine Holmes, now playing on Sharks TV.