FORMER Wales international Jordan Holmes is leaving English Championship champions Ealing Trailfinders along with fellow ex-Dragon Pat Howard and Cross Keys favourite James Cordy-Redden.

Wing/full-back Holmes headed to Ealing in 2022 after scoring 14 tries in 31 appearances over two seasons at Rodney Parade.

The 31-year-old signed for the Dragons in a bid to push for more international honours but was on the fringes under Wayne Pivac and, with seven caps, put an end to his Test career when moving to London.

Holmes had been on the Welsh Rugby Union’s elite 38-man squad when signing from Leicester but dropped off that list, meaning a reduced salary offer when his deal was coming to an end.

South Wales Argus: RAPID: Jonah Holmes on the run for the DragonsRAPID: Jonah Holmes on the run for the Dragons

The speedster, who is a building surveyor, moved to England’s second tier and helped them win the Championship title and reach the semi-finals of the Premiership Cup this season.

Holmes featured in a back line that also included former Keys favourite Cordy-Redden, who joined Ealing in 2016 and won the British & Irish Cup, two Championships and three Championship Cups.

The powerful back is in the club’s hall of fame and they paid tribute to the England 7s international.

“This year, he surpassed 100 caps for Trailfinders, cementing his place as a legendary servant to the club,” said Ealing.

“Nicknamed 'The Bus', he has been a driver in the social elements of the rugby club outside of his playing duties and has added an enormous amount to the squad's culture.”

South Wales Argus: James Cordy-Redden on the run for Keys against NewportJames Cordy-Redden on the run for Keys against Newport

Cordy-Redden was a huge hit at Keys after signing in 2013 while studying in Bristol.

The former Welsh Universities back was called ‘The Bus’ by Ealing but at Pandy Park he was ‘Volvo’ thanks to his reliability.

Strong-running South African wing/centre Howard moved to Ealing from the Dragons in 2018 and also won three Championship Cups and two league titles.

Former Scarlets and Cardiff fly-half Steve Shingler is also leaving and will become assistant coach with Trailfinders Women next season.