Wales international Jonah Holmes to join Dragons

Jonah Holmes will join Dragons from Leicester Tigers
Jonah Holmes will join Dragons from Leicester Tigers

Dragons have confirmed that Wales international Jonah Holmes will join the Pro 14 club ahead of the 2020/21 after signing a long-term contract.

The decision follows after the 27-year-old has been released from his final year of contract by Leicester Tigers which he joined in 2017.

The move also allows Holmes to revive his international career with Wales after featuring for them in three Tests that came in 2018 and 2019.

Born in England, Holmes made his professional rugby debut with Wasps in 2010 and played for Rosslyn Park, Henley Hawks, London Welsh and Yorkshire Carnegie before heading to Welford Road. He qualified to play for Wales through his grandparents.

“I’m pleased to finalise the move and can’t wait to get started in a new competition and link up with my team-mates.

“I’ve spoken at length to Dean (Ryan), know the ambition for the future and have seen squad that is being built. I’m excited by the challenge ahead.

“My focus is now totally on Dragons, getting integrated into the squad as soon as possible and trying to get my name on that first team sheet.

“I also have aspirations to be part of the Wales set-up going forward, be in the next squad, so the support of the national coaching team throughout this process has been great.

“My thanks also go to Leicester. I’ve had three good years with Tigers, learnt a lot and got on well with everyone. I thank them for their understanding and wish everyone at the club all the best for the future.”

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