Holmes set to face massive fine over 'damning' photo

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North Queensland Cowboys star is set to pay a massive fine for his social media post that saw the NRL .

The NRL Integrity Unit commenced an investigation into Holmes after he .

is now reporting Holmes could be fined up to $30,000 and suspended for one game.




The NRL has yet to confirm the sanction, with a final decision expected in the coming days.

The NRL is investigating this image of Valentine Holmes which appears to show a white bag in his mouth

Holmes may also face further punishment from the Cowboys.

, Paul Gallen predicted a heavy fine for his former Sharks teammate.

"The photo's absolutely damning, it's not a good look for him, it's not a good look for the game and I imagine it'd be a big fine," Gallen said.

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"When you consider copped a $120,000 fine, apparently you can't get fined that much anymore but this is exceeding that."

Holmes was to take on Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister's XIII in the wake of his Instagram post.

The 28-year-old has played 19 Tests for the Kangaroos scoring 19 tries, and played a starring role in last year's Rugby League World Cup win.



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