Leicester Tigers have released Welsh winger Jonah Holmes from his contract, one season early. The move comes just two days since Holmes’ last contact with Wayne Pivac over a mover to Wales.
Holmes coming home?
The Dragons have been set as favourites to sign the 27-year-old, who now seems set to continue his test career with a move to Wales on the horizon. The former Leicester player has been discussing a move with the Welsh setup for some time and this is now seen a chance to bring him home and include him in the 38 senior players group.
Tigers head coach Geordan Murphy thanked Holmes for his contribution to the club over the past three seasons.
“We thank Jonah for what he has given to Tigers, on and off the pitch, during his three seasons with us in Leicester and we wish him all the best ahead of his next chapter,” said Murphy.
“His progression in Leicester, since arriving from the Championship, to international has been well earned and, at his request, we have chosen not to stand in the way of Jonah’s move to Wales to further his Test career.”
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