After being dumped from the 2016 Qld State of Origin squad, Valentine Holmes time on the outer is at an end.

A star for Cronulla in the clubs inaugural premiership win, Holmes comes into the Maroons squad as Qld selectors bid to add speed and flair to their team.

A Kangaroo in 2016, Holmes (pictured) says knowing he was likely to be picked and actually hearing the news from coach Kevin Walters left him beside himself with excitement.