Wales wing Jonah Holmes makes Championship switch


Welsh international Jonah Holmes is set to move to the London Scottish club after two seasons with Ealing Trailfinders, remaining in the RFU Championship for the next two years.

The winger/fullback recently helped Ealing to a second Championship title, scoring eight tries in eleven games in another successful campaign for the London side.

The 31-year-old has added 25 tries to his name over two seasons, something the London Scots will hope to replicate, as they have registered the third fewest tries this season.

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Holmes began his career with Wasps in 2010, but left the club after three seasons, joining Leeds Carnegie where he made an immediate impact. Leicester Tigers proceeded to sign him in the summer of 2017, where he remained until 2020, passing the whitewash 21 times.

He made his Test debut for Wales in November 2018 versus Tonga, and continued his international career the following year, playing 80 minutes in the 2019 Six Nations Championship – his only match in the historic tournament. He played his last two international matches in 2021, scoring twice against Canada.

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In 2020, Holmes moved across the Severn to play for the Dragons, eventually joining Ealing in 2022.

The Wales international has been capped seven times Rugby Pass The reason behind his decision to accept London Scottish's proposal said: “London Scottish is where my rugby journey began and the RAG has always been a special place for me.”

He also added that he will be turning semi-professional in this next chapter of his sporting life: “Full-time rugby ended a few years earlier than I had planned, but I'm so glad the London Scots gave me the opportunity.” An opportunity to continue playing in the tournament while pursuing a career as a commercial building surveyor.





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