TRANSFER | Leicester star departs to continue international career - Ruck

TRANSFER | Leicester star departs to continue international career

Jonah Holmes have announced Wales international Jonah Holmes has agreed to join the region on a long-term contract.

Holmes, who can play on the wing or full back, joins the region after being released from the final year of his contract by Leicester Tigers.

The 27-year-old scored 24 tries in three seasons with Tigers and has earned three Wales caps to date.

Dean Ryan, Director of Dragons Rugby, said: “Jonah is a top-class international who is excited to make the move to Wales and join Dragons.

“Jonah has big ambitions, in both the domestic and international arena, and we are pleased that he believes that Dragons is the right fit for him to be able to achieve those goals.”

Leicester Tigers | Four perfect replacements for Jonny May

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.