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Holmes named in Welsh Autumn squad

Leicester Tigers fullback Jonah Holmes has been included in the Wales squad for their upcoming Autumn internationals against Scotland, Australia, Tonga and South Africa.

Holmes is one of two uncapped members of the 31-man outfit alongside Ospreys wing and Wales Sevens' all-time leading points and try scorer Luke Morgan.

Wales kick-off their Autumn internationals against Scotland on November 3, before hosting the Wallabies on November 10, Tonga on November 17 and finish the Under Armour Series with a showdown against the Springboks on November 24.

Speaking to LeicesterTigers.com following the announcement, Tigers head coach Geordan Murphy says Holmes' inclusion is a reward for a string of impressive outings this season.

"He's taken his opportunity since coming in to the side and been very impressive at the back for us," said Murphy.

"We have always known how much of an attacking weapon he is and it's a just a reward for his performances so far this season."

WALES SQUAD

FORWARDS (20):
Rob Evans (Scarlets) (27 Caps)
Wyn Jones (Scarlets) (9 Caps)
Nicky Smith (Ospreys) (21 Caps)
Elliot Dee (Dragons) (10 Caps)
Ryan Elias (Scarlets) (5 Caps)
Ken Owens (Scarlets) (57 Caps)
Leon Brown (Dragons) (3 Caps)
Tomas Francis (Exeter Chiefs) (33 Caps)
Samson Lee (Scarlets) (38 Caps)
Dillon Lewis (Cardiff Blues) (5 Caps)
Jake Ball (Scarlets) (28 Caps)
Adam Beard (Ospreys) (4 Caps)
Bradley Davies (Ospreys) (64 Caps)
Cory Hill (Dragons) (18 Caps)
Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys) (117 Caps) (CAPTAIN)
Ellis Jenkins (Cardiff Blues) (8 Caps)
Dan Lydiate (Ospreys) (62 Caps)
Ross Moriarty (Dragons) (23 Caps)
Justin Tipuric (Ospreys) (57 Caps)
Aaron Wainwright (Dragons) (1 Cap)

BACKS (17):
Aled Davies (Ospreys) (11 Caps)
Gareth Davies (Scarlets) (33 Caps)
Tomos Williams (Cardiff Blues) (2 Caps)
Gareth Anscombe (Cardiff Blues) (18 Caps)
Dan Biggar (Northampton Saints) (62 Caps)
Rhys Patchell (Scarlets) (10 Caps)
Jonathan Davies (Scarlets) (65 Caps)
Tyler Morgan (Dragons) (4 Caps)
Hadleigh Parkes (Scarlets) (8 Caps)
Owen Watkin (Ospreys) (6 Caps)
Josh Adams (Worcester Warriors) (4 Caps)
Steffan Evans (Scarlets) (10 Caps)
Leigh Halfpenny (Scarlets) (78 Caps)
Jonah Holmes (Leicester Tigers) (*UNCAPPED)
Luke Morgan (Ospreys) (*UNCAPPED)
George North (Ospreys) (76 Caps)
Liam Williams (Saracens) (48 Caps)