Jonny May

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Jonny May
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Full name Jonathan May
Date of birth (1990-04-01) 1 April 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Swindon, England
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 92 kg (14 st 7 lb; 203 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre/Wing
Current team Gloucester
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
(2009–) (2009-2010) Gloucester Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club (D/R) 121 15 ((250) (30))
Correct as of 27 August 2015
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
England U20
England Saxons
Correct as of 27 February 2017

Jonny May (born 1 April 1990) is a rugby union footballer, currently playing in the Aviva Premiership for Gloucester Rugby. He plays as an outside centre, wing or fullback.

He has also played as a dual-registered player for Moseley.

Early life[edit]

May was born in Chiseldon. He attended The Ridgeway School and Sixth Form College. He then studied at Hartpury College, where he was a member of Hartpury College R.F.C., coached by Allan Lewis in a team that included Alex Cuthbert on the opposite wing.[1][2]

Club career[edit]

After joining Gloucester's rugby academy,[2] he made his first start for Gloucester Rugby in a pre-season friendly against Bath Rugby on 15 August 2009, and the next weekend he scored a try against Connacht after he had come off the bench. His first taste of first team action came in the Heineken Cup when he replaced Charlie Sharples against Newport Gwent Dragons and just over a month later he made his first start against London Wasps in the Anglo-Welsh Cup,playing on the wing. On 20 February 2010, May was a late replacement for Gloucester's match against Leicester Tigers at Welford Road Stadium after Fuimaono-Sapolu pulled out with a dead leg. Although Gloucester lost, May played well and scored a try on his Premiership debut. May made 2 more starts for Gloucester during the remainder of the season against London Wasps and Northampton Saints.

In January 2012 May was called up to the England Saxons, which he celebrated by scoring two tries from full-back for at Kingsholm against Toulouse in the Heineken Cup. May made his debut off the bench against Scotland, and made his first start against Ireland the following week. In March 2012 May was named as the inaugural winner of the LV= Breakthrough Player Award. May was named Gloucester's Young Player-of-the-Year for 2011/2012, and his stunning solo effort against Harlequins was named Try-of-the-Season at the Aviva Premiership Awards. In December 2012, May signed a two-year contract extension with Gloucester until the end of the 2014-15 season.[3] On 24 October 2014, May signed a new long-term contract with Gloucester Rugby.[4]

International career[edit]

May was called up to the senior England tour of South Africa in June 2012, scoring two tries in England's 57-31 win over Sharks. May won his first international cap during England's 2013 summer Tour against Argentina in the second Test which England won 51-26.[5] On 9 January 2014, May was called up for the 2014 Six Nations Championships where he was in the starting fifteen against France, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and Italy.[2] He started the first test against the All Blacks in England's 20-15 defeat, but was dropped for the next two tests.

In the QBE Autumn Internationals, May played in all 4 test matches. These were against New Zealand, South Africa, Samoa and Australia. May scored once against New Zealand and twice against Samoa.

International tries[edit]

As of 3 December 2016 [6]
Try Opposing team Location Venue Competition Date Result Score
1  New Zealand London, England Twickenham Stadium 2014 Autumn international 8 November 2014 Loss 21 – 24
2  Samoa London, England Twickenham Stadium 2014 Autumn Internationals 22 November 2014 Win 28 - 9
3  Samoa London, England Twickenham Stadium 2014 Autumn Internationals 22 November 2014 Win 28 - 9
4  France London, England Twickenham Stadium 2015 Rugby World Cup warm-up match 15 August 2015 Win 19 - 14
5  Ireland London, England Twickenham Stadium 2015 Rugby World Cup warm-up match 5 September 2015 Win 21 - 13
6  Wales London, England Twickenham Stadium 2015 Rugby World Cup 26 September 2015 Loss 25 - 28
7  South Africa London, England Twickenham Stadium 2016 Autumn international 12 November 2016 Win 37 - 21
8  Argentina London, England Twickenham Stadium 2016 Autumn international 26 November 2016 Win 27 - 14


  1. ^ Roberts, Gareth (23 February 2012). "Six Nations: England-born Cuthbert seeks Wales glory". BBC Wales. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Six Nations 2014: Jonny May relishes Alex Cuthbert reunion". BBC Sport. 6 March 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Jonny May contract extension with Gloucester". BBC Sport. 13 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Jonny May signs new long term contract with Gloucester Rugby". Gloucester Rugby. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "May won first England cap". Gloucester Rugby. 15 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Jonny May International matches". 5 December 2016. 

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