Jonah Holmes: Wales international swaps Dragons for Ealing Trailfinders

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Dragons utility back Jonah Holmes will swap the United Rugby Championship outfit for Ealing Trailfinders ahead of the 2022/23 season, the Championship club announced on Thursday.

The Wales international joined the Dragons in 2020 and scored 14 tries in 31 games for the Rodney Parade-based side. He was born in Stockport but grew up in Ealing and has played for numerous clubs during his career.

Holmes is comfortable at full-back or on the wing and, before his move to the Dragons, he represented Leicester Tigers where he crossed for 24 tries during three seasons with the Premiership outfit.

Prior to that, he played for London Scottish at junior level before having stints at Wasps, Rosslyn Park, Henley Hawks, London Welsh and Yorkshire Carnegie.

Holmes made his Wales debut against Tonga at full-back in 2018 and has represented his country in seven Tests.

Determined to do well

The 29-year-old is looking forward to make a positive impact in new surroundings.

“I consider myself double lucky because not only will I be part of the big things happening at Ealing but I’ll also get the chance to play in my hometown,” Holmes told Ealing Trailfinders’ official website.

“I’ve been at some great clubs around the UK but Ealing has always been home for me and over the next few years I’m going to try to deliver some of my best rugby.”

Ealing Trailfinders’ director of rugby Ben Ward is excited that Holmes will be joining their ranks.

“This is a significant signing for our club and highlights our determination to compete at the very top of English rugby,” he said. “Jonah is an exceptional professional, his playing record is elite and he arrives at Trailfinders with high ambitions and a strong desire to play a major part in our push for the Premiership.”

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