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Holmes to miss remainder of the season

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Leicester Tigers and Wales outside back Jonah Holmes has been ruled out of the remaining fixtures of the 2018/19 season with injury.

Holmes will undergo surgery this week after tearing his Bicep Femoris and will be unavailable for the final three games of the Gallagher Premiership season.

The 26-year-old has made 19 appearances this season for Tigers, scoring six tries, and been capped twice for the Grand Slam winning Wales team - including his Six Nations debut against Italy.

Speaking about the loss of Holmes, Tigers head coach Geordan Murphy said: "He has had a very good season for us and we'll certainly miss him, especially in a period where we're short of players in those back three positions."

"His development this season from fringe first team player to international is due to his hard work and commitment, so I'm certain he'll return in top shape to us ahead of next season with that diligence and effort being put in to his rehabilitation."

Holmes added: "I'm gutted to not be able to play a part in the next three games, starting on Saturday against Bristol at Welford Road, but have every bit of confidence in the lads to get the job done and finish this campaign on a high."