Leicester Tigers have released Jonah Holmes from the final year of his contract with the club.
The 27-year-old has made 45 appearances during his three seasons in Leicester since his club debut in November 2017.
BREAKING: Leicester Tigers have agreed to release Jonah Holmes from the final year of his contract at Welford Road.— BBC Leicester Sport (@BBCRLSport) April 29, 2020
BBC Radio Leicester understands Holmes is set to move to Welsh side Dragons to pursue his international career. pic.twitter.com/thHozIBhTi
Holmes joined Tigers from Championship club Yorkshire Carnegie ahead of the 2017/18 season after stints with London Wasps and London Welsh.
During his second season at Tigers, Holmes was called up to the Wales squad by Warren Gatland and has made three Test appearances since his debut against Tonga in the 2018 autumn internationals.
Holmes said: “I want to thank the club and supporters for everything during my time at Tigers, I have enjoyed the opportunity to represent Leicester.
“The decision was not one I took lightly and, while I will miss representing Leicester Tigers, I am excited for what is ahead for me in my next chapter.”
Leicester Tigers | Four perfect replacements for Jonny May & Jonah Holmes
Leicester Tigers have already lost Jonny May to Gloucester and are reportedly set to lose Jonah Holmes to Dragons, which severely depletes their wide-men ranks.
They have already signed Fijian powerhouse Nemani Nadolo for next season, but need reinforcements with Rory Hughes also set to depart when his loan from Glasgow expires.
Here’s a list of four wingers who would be seen as great signings for Tigers:
1. Marland Yarde
Tigers were linked with the England international speedster before the quarantine began.
There was then a report from The Rugby Paper that he’d signed a new deal with Sale, but that hasn’t been confirmed.
If Tigers can get him in, the 27-year-old would guarantee tries as long as he remains fit.
Absolutely a player to consider.