Jonathan James May, born on April 1, 1990, is a professional rugby union player renowned for his speed and try-scoring ability. He currently plays as a winger for Gloucester in Premiership Rugby and represents the England national team.
May's rugby career began at Gloucester, where he joined the rugby academy. He made his senior debut for Gloucester Rugby in a pre-season friendly against Bath in 2009 and quickly made an impact by scoring a try in his next appearance against Connacht. Over the years, he showcased his talent and earned a reputation as an exceptional winger.
In 2017, May made a move to Leicester Tigers but returned to Gloucester in July 2020. During his time at Leicester, he enjoyed a successful start, scoring nine tries in his first eight appearances and earning the club's player of the month award.
May's international career started in 2013 when he made his debut for the England national team. Since then, he has amassed 69 caps for his country, becoming the team's second top try scorer. He has represented England in various tournaments, including the Rugby World Cup, where he played a crucial role in their journey to the final in 2019.
Born in Chiseldon, Wiltshire, May attended St Francis and The Ridgeway School and Sixth Form College. He began his rugby journey at Wootton Bassett RFC's Mini & Junior teams before joining Hartpury College, where he played for Hartpury College R.F.C. under the guidance of coach Allan Lewis.
It was during this time that he played alongside future Wales and Lions wing Alex Cuthbert.
Throughout his career, May has received numerous accolades, including being named Gloucester's Young Player of the Year for the 2011/2012 season and winning the LV= Breakthrough Player Award.
In February 2021, he became England's second highest try scorer, surpassing the likes of Will Greenwood and Ben Cohen, further solidifying his status as a prolific try scorer.
Despite facing occasional injury setbacks, Jonny May remains one of the most electrifying backs in the English Premiership. His exceptional speed, power, and try-scoring ability make him a formidable force on the field, consistently leaving defenses in awe of his talent.
|2009 - present
|Sixth Form College, Farnborough
|Hartpury College RFC
|2008 - 2008
|2013 - 2013
|2017 - 2020
|2013 - 2024