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Valentine Holmes of the Sharks during the Round 24 NRL match between the Cronulla Sutherland Sharks and Wests Tigers at Remondis Stadium on August 16, 2015 in Canberra, Australia. Digital Image by Mark Nolan.


"He goes faster than the 'Yellow' at the Wentworth Park greyhounds".

Those were the sentiments of Fox Sports' Andrew Voss as Valentine Holmes streaked away for his first try against the Tigers in the side's Round 24 clash with the Tigers.

But while the Sharks were looking likely to run out convincing winners after surging to an 18-point lead with less than 35 minutes to play, their hold on the clash was slipping, and fast.

Despite early tries to Luke Lewis, Sosaia Feki and Michael Ennis, the Tigers found themselves well entrenched in the contest when Martin Taupau and Curtis Sironen ran in consecutive tries, and the game was brought back to life.

With Wests well and truly in with a sniff, it was Holmes who proved the game changer.

The 20-year-old's two efforts to find the line - plus his role in Michael Gordon's late try -  swinging the momentum of the clash back in favour of the hosts.

But was the showing from Holmes the best individual performance of the season? Have your say below!


Valentine Holmes v Wests Tigers (Round 24) 

Minutes: 80

Possessions: 13

All Runs (Run Metres): 12 (202m)

Tackle Busts: 3

Linebreaks: 2

Tries: 2

Try Assists: 1

Tackles: 1

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