John Holmes passes away

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  • September 28 2009 7:26AM

Leeds and Great Britain legend John Holmes has died at the age of 57 after losing his battle with cancer.

The Leeds-born stand-off made his debut for the club as a 16-year-old and went on to make 625 appearances-the record appearance for the Cub- from 1968-89 in which time he gained 16 winners' medals.

With 1,554 points, he is fourth in Leeds' all-time scoring records and was a member of their Challenge Cup-winning teams of 1977 and 1978.

Holmes won 20 caps for Great Britain including the Ashes tour of 1979.

He played in the 1972 and 1977 World Cups and also played seven times for England and made eight appearances for Yorkshire.

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