18th October 2018, 09:10 | englandrl
Oliver Holmes made his debut for England last night at Leigh Sports Village as his side beat France 44-6.
The Castleford Tigers star earned the respect of his team mates with a solid display earning him players player of the match.
Holmes said: "I'm honoured for that, it's my first time coming in with the boys and first time playing with them.
"I've only stepped in for that one game, so to get recognition like that from all the boys that are in the main squad is phenomenal."
Absolutely buzzing about making my englandrugbyleague debut! And honoured to get voted players player of match from the lads!!!— Oliver Holmes (@Oli_Holmes) October 17, 2018
Loved having the family there… https://t.co/iTMVmCSt9n
Holmes joined up with the England squad earlier in the week after being promoted from the Knights squad for the France game, the second-rower will return to Knights squad which will tour Papua New Guinea for three-weeks.
"It's been amazing and an experience I've never had before, I'll remember this for a long time.
"Wayne had spoken to us earlier in the week, we'd only had a couple of sessions together, so he just said we're going to have a couple of plays and keep it simple and defend well.
"I think we attacked really well in the first-half and hopefully that's a sign of things to come for the boys in the rest of the series.
"It's a good springboard for me to jump into that Knights squad now and hopefully take a bit of a lead on that with the rest of the senior boys in that squad and have a really good tour in Papua New Guinea," he said.