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Holmes officially out of Sharks NRL opener

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 1/03/2017 Scott Bailey

Valentine Holes has officially been ruled out of Thursday night's NRL season-opener against Brisbane, dropped off Cronulla's extended bench.

Holmes was named on Tuesday as No.21, however - as part of the NRL's new teams policy - squads are reduced to 19 on the eve of the match.

Holmes had been battling a hamstring injury after a trial loss last month to Brisbane, while Daniel Mortimer is the other man to be cut from the squad.

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