RUMOUR: Another international winger set to leave Leicester Tigers

Leicester Tigers star Jonah Holmes is the latest English-based Welsh international linked with a move to regional rugby to continue his international career.

The Rugby Paper report that Holmes is considering a switch to the Dragons, despite playing his entire professional career to date in England.

Holmes was a shock call-up to Wales’ 2018 autumn international squad by Warren Gatland and the 27-year-old strong-running back has won three caps since.

His last international came against Ireland in a World Cup warm-up game.


LIST | 5 England players who could swap nations for 2023 World Cup

1. Manu Tuilagi (Samoa)

  • Current number of caps: 41
  • Age at the start of RWC 2023: 32
  • Did you know:  He was named Manusamoa, after the name of the Samoan national team

The England centre, who was born in Fogapoa and came to the UK at the age of 13, is one of a clutch of Pacific Island players whose eligibility status could change if the restrictions are relaxed. He is the younger brother of Freddie, Henry, Alesana, Anitelea and Sanele Vavae Tuilagi, all of whom are Samoan internationals and also played for Leicester. It would be fantastic for the powerhouse to complete the set.

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